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PHI Statement on Health in All Policies Task Force

March 11, 2010

Governor Schwarzenegger called needed attention to the role government actions play in influencing whether the communities we live in foster healthy eating and physical activity when he ordered the state's Strategic Growth Council to establish a Health in All Policies Task Force at his recent obesity summit. The Public Health Institute welcomes this important focus and looks forward to supporting the work of the task force.  more

Public Health Institute Tests New Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction in Contra Costa County

January 20, 2010

Methamphetamine use is rapidly increasing and reaching epidemic proportions in certain parts of the country such as the western United States. The addiction afflicts more than 400,000 people in the country and costs the society more than 20 billion dollars every year.  more

Public Health Institute Commemorates Senator Kennedy for His Contributions to the Nation's Health

August 27, 2009

Senator Kennedy was a constant and dedicated advocate for improving health care and public health services for all Americans. During his 46 years as a U.S. Senator, he left an indelible mark on our country and served as a champion for equity, social justice and human rights. Senator Kennedy was a true leader and an icon in public life.

The priorities that Senator Kennedy pursued through his legislative work, whether in promoting civil rights and social justice, supporting public health and chronic disease prevention, particularly cancer, or increasing access to quality health care, are central to the mission and goals of the Public Health Institute. So much of our own work owes a debt to his leadership and vision over so many years. His legacy will continue to improve the lives of people for decades to come.  more

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