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Chronic Disease Prevention

Jobs, Revenue Rise after Berkeley Soda Tax (2017)

An analysis of City of Berkeley economic data found that a year and a half after passage of the nation’s first large soda tax, food sector sa...

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Advocating for Soda Taxes: How Oral Health Professionals Fit In (2016)

Recent analysis by PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) explored how soda tax debates are characterized in the news, and revealed that ora...

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California Food Policy Council 2016 Report on Legislation Related to Food and Farming & 2016 California Food and Agriculture Legislator Scorecard (2016)

Now that 2016 is winding down, in what ways has California advanced good farm and food policies, and where are there still areas for improvement? W...

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Concept Paper: The California Alliance for Funding Prevention (2016)

The California Alliance for Funding Prevention was convened in May 2015 by the Public Health Institute and partners to advocate for sustainable fun...

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Electronic Health Records as a Resource for Public Health Surveillance (2016)

Case Study of Glycohemoglobin Testing & Diabetes Surveillance Electronic health records (EHR) are the digital version of a patient's pa...

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Examining the Public Debate on School Food Nutrition Guidelines: Findings and Lessons Learned from an Analysis of News Coverage and Legislative Debate (2016)

Understanding how school nutrition has been portrayed in the news is key for advocates working to build support around the country for policies tha...

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Investigating the Digital Path to Purchase for Food and Beverages: A Research Agenda for the Modern Marketing Age (2016)

Food, beverage, restaurant and entertainment companies are increasingly harnessing Big Data to target consumers in retails settings, yet researcher...

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Personalized Telehealth in the Future: A Global Research Agenda (2016)

As telehealth plays an even greater role in global health care delivery, it will be increasingly important to develop a strong evidence base of suc...

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PHI's Linda Rudolph on "Climate One: Health Hazards of One Degree" (2016)

Global warming is hitting closer to home than we think, from a neighborhood child gasping with asthma to a parent collapsing from heatstroke. These...

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SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States (2016)

In January 2016, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service released the latest update of SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention To...

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Soda tax debates in Berkeley and San Francisco: An analysis of social media, campaign materials and news coverage (2016)

In 2014, voters in the cities of Berkeley and San Francisco, California, were asked to decide whether to place an excise tax on sugary drinks sold ...

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Soda tax debates: A case study of Berkeley vs. Big Soda's social media campaign (2016)

In 2014, voters in Berkeley, California, were asked to decide whether to place an excise tax on sugary drinks sold within city borders. Berkeley vs...

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Stores Take a Stand for Community Health (2016)

Stores Take a Stand for Community Health from Elizabeth Emerson on Vimeo. What happens to stores when their owners decide to stop selling ...

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The Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Overweight/Obesity Differs by Birthplace and Length of US Residence (2016)

The longer immigrant women reside in the United States, the greater the chances that food insecurity will affect obesity, according to this study b...

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Tobacco, Alcohol, and Processed Food Industries – Why Do Public Health Practitioners View Them So Differently? (2016)

Public health officials often view food companies as legitimate partners in improving population health, even as they eschew interactions with the ...

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10 Steps to Setting Up a School Fruit and Vegetable Stand (2015)

How to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in small rural communities in the Central Valley—and beyond Numerous studies show t...

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A Path Forward: Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation in California (2015)

With rising asthma prevalence and numerous changes in the health care system, California faces a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a nat...

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A Path To A Healthier You! (2015)

Created by PHI's Champions For Change, this tool helps young people assess their current behaviors and informs them how they can change these b...

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Act on Climate: California Communities Addressing Climate Change and Health (2015)

From solar buses in Gilroy to resilience and adaptation planning in West Oakland to promotora education in National City, California communities ar...

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Asthma Environmental Intervention Guide for School-Based Health Centers (2015)

School-based health centers (SBHCs) and their staff are uniquely positioned to help children breathe easier by leading and supporting evidence...

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Berkeley Evaluation of Soda Tax (BEST) Study Preliminary Findings (2015)

Interim results presented November 3, 2015 at the American Public Health Association, from the largest-to-date evaluation of Berkeley, California&r...

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California Community Health Centers: Financial Analysis of Telehealth Programs (2015)

California community health centers and clinics (CCHCs), including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), rural health centers (RHCs), and oth...

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Case Studies: Asthma Environmental Intervention Guide for School-Based Health Centers (2015)

Imagine children with asthma sitting out for PE, not taking part in athletics, waiting outside the nurse’s office, or simply absent from scho...

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Community Close-Ups (2015)

Frequently, the neighborhoods where many residents grappling with poor health are the very same places where many people are living in poverty. And...

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Community Health Centers and Telehealth: A Cost Analysis Report & Recommendations (2015)

Community Health Centers have historically played a vitally important role in providing health care to underserved and uninsured communities. In Ca...

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Community Health Workers & Hospitals: Emerging Trends (2015)

A Conversation with Kevin Barnett, Grace Damio, and Carl Rush  What are some of the best or most innovative ways hospitals are using commu...

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Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in California Children (2015)

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Fast-Food Zoning for Health: Lessons from Newspaper Coverage and Legislative Debates About Land-Use Policies in U.S. Communities, 2001-2013 (2015)

In the face of rising obesity rates, public health advocates have suggested zoning and other land-use policies as a promising approach to foster he...

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Preventable or inevitable: How do community violence and community safety appear in California news? (2015)

Unfortunately, we're all too familiar with violence. We see it reported daily in the news, and large numbers of us have experienced it firsthan...

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Reach of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP–Ed) Interventions and Nutrition and Physical Activity-Related Outcomes, California (2015)

  Introduction This study combined information on the interventions of the US Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition A...

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The 2015 California Food Policy Council Report on Legislation Related to Food and Farming (2015)

The 2015 CAFPC Report on Legislation Related to Food and Farming, released by the California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) and Ro...

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2013 Report on California Legislation Related to Food and Farming (2014)

PHI's Roots of Change and the California Food Policy Council for the first time track food and farm policy voting records by the Californi...

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A Public Health Framework for Reducing Health Inequities (2014)

Presented as part of Climate Change and Health: A Framework for Action, this PowerPoint slideset presents the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities I...

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CA4Health Kids Implement School Water Stations (2014)

CA4Health works in rural and small California counties to reduce chronic disease and illness by helping bring about changes in the community that m...

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Impact Evaluation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program with Michigan Harvest of the Month in Schools (Grades K-8) (2014)

This report summarizes findings prepared for the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Michigan Department of Education from a quasi-experimental interve...

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Market Match: SNAPing Up Benefits for Farmers & Shoppers (2014)

Maximizing CalFresh Usage at Farmers Markets Through Incentives PHI's Roots of Change (ROC) conceived the California Market Match Consortiu...

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Obesity in California: The Weight of the State, 2000-2012 (2014)

This report examines the obesity prevalence in California and looks at trends across child, adolescent, and adult populations from 2000 to 2012. Si...

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Pesticide Use Near California Schoolchildren (2014)

California agriculture produces nearly half of all fruits and vegetables grown in the Unites States. These foods are essential components of a heal...

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PHI50 Videos (2014)

In honor of our 50th anniversary in 2014, PHI created a series of videos that looked back at what public health has accomplished in the last half c...

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Relationships between Levels of Reach of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Interventions and Nutrition and Physical Activi (2014)

This study combined information on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) int...

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Report Calls for Expanded Use of Community Health Workers as Health Reform Increases Need for Care (2014)

The time has come to bring community health workers (CHWs) and promotores “into the mainstream of the US health care system,” states th...

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Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle Among Low-Income Children: Key Findings from the California Children’s Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey (2014)

This fact sheet provides promising strategies to facilitate policy, system, and environmental changes that increase support for healthy eating, reg...

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Cigarettes Become a Dangerous Product: Tobacco in the Rearview Mirror, 1952–1965 (2013)

Tobacco control’s unparalleled success comes partly from advocates broadening the focus of responsibility beyond the smoker to include indust...

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Community Gardens: The New Victory Gardens in a Public Crusade (2013)

This brief highlights three California cities that have built and strengthened partnerships, fostered community participation, adapt...

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E-Guide to Developing a Community Outreach Network to Motivate Smokers to Quit after Discharge from Clinics or Hospitals (2013)

This mini e-guide offers community health organizations or pharmacy, nursing or public health schools an opportunity to developing a community base...

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English/Spanish CA4Health Radio Campaign Launch (2013)

The California Broadcasters Association (CBA) Launches English/Spanish CA4Health Radio Campaign in support of PHI’s Community Transformation ...

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Health in All Policies: Improving Health Through Intersectoral Collaboration (2013)

In this discusson paper, Linda Rudolph and colleagues explain the need for health in all policies approaches to confront complex and current h...

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Healthy Corner Stores in Sonoma County: Healthy Food, Strong Partnerships, Good Policy (2013)

This brief provides an overview of the corner store movement and highlights the Sonoma County Healthy Food Outlet project, which was created to inc...

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Low-Income Californians with Access to Produce in Their Home, School, Work, and Community Environments Eat More Fruits and Vegetables (2013)

With fruit and vegetable intake being a clear indicator of eating healthy foods, having adequate access to quality and affordable fruits and vegeta...

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Majority of Young Children in California Eat Fast Food Regularly but Drink Less Soda (2013)

Despite steady declines in soda consumption, 60 percent of children between two and five years of age continue to eat fast food at least ...

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Marketing Sugary Cereals to Children in the Digital Age: A Content Analysis of 17 Child-Targeted Websites (2013)

Cereal companies, the third biggest food marketer to children, are using sophisticated online marketing techniques to target kids in ways not possi...

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PHI Letter to White House regarding Tobacco Control and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (2013)

October 3, 2013 President Barack H. Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear Mr. Pre...

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Prevention Means Business (2013)

Skyrocketing health care costs and escalating chronic disease rates place a huge economic burden on America’s business owners—yet 75% o...

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Snap Ed Works (2013)

1 in 3 children in the US are overweight or obese. Yet at the same time, 1 in 5 families struggle with food insecurity--not knowing from one day to...

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Soda tax debates: News coverage of ballot measures in Richmond and El Monte, California, 2012 (2013)

In 2012, two California cities asked voters to consider taxing soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. The measures failed, but advocates can lea...

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Survey Research Group: State-of-the-Art Data Collection, Research, and Analysis (2013)

The Survey Research Group highlights its capabilities and expertise well as the services it offers for public and private secto...

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A Place to Grow: Nutritious food, better health, stronger communities (2012)

Obesity and diet-related chronic diseases have become severe economic and health threats to both adults and children, increasing the cost of health...

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California Breast Cancer Mapping Project (2012)

The California Breast Cancer Mapping Project analyzed breast cancer rates by census tract, as opposed to traditional county-level surveillance, and...

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California Field Research Poll: Obesity in Rural California Counties (2012)

Ninety-four percent of registered voters surveyed in 12 rural California counties say obesity is a serious problem for the nation, and 84 percent b...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Burden in California and Southern California, 2011 (2012)

An estimated 1.1 million Californians, with nearly 200,000 in Los Angeles County, have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a...

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Education, Diet, and Environmental Factors Influence Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption among California Children, Teens, and Adults (2012)

In California, approximately half of children, teens, and adults drink at least one serving of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) daily. Over the...

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Food and Beverage Marketing to Children and Adolescents: Limited Progress by 2012, Recommendations for the Future (2012)

This Berkeley Media Studies Group report - a review of academic and industry literature on trends in food marketing to youth and in polic...

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Food Security Status and the Prevalence of Diet-Related Chronic Diseases Among California Women, 2009 (2012)

This report uses data from the 2009 California Women's Health Survey to examine the association between food insecurity and diet-related chroni...

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Inspiring Youth, Growing Change (2012)

The Network for a Healthy California shares ideas, lessons learned and reflections arising from the Youth Engagement Initiative with others interes...

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Little Improvement on Food Marketing to Children (2012)

Children in the U.S. continue to grow up in environments saturated by food and beverage marketing, the bulk of it for foods low in nutrients and hi...

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Struggling to breathe: How a health department is working with community members to reduce air pollution and improve health equity in Oakland (2012)

If you want to reduce and prevent health inequities, then you have to tackle their root social, economic and political causes. For busy health depa...

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California Adults Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption From 1997-2007 (2011)

This article in the Journal of Nutrition and Education, written with PHI's Network for a Healthy California, reviews data the lo...

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California's Smoke-free Workplace Act: Ending Exemptions - Finding Equity (2011)

Provides overview of current limitations to protections for workers from workplace secondhand smoke and highlights labor code exemptions that, if e...

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Catering Trucks in California Promote Healthy Eating in Low-Wage Worksites (2011)

According to the California Dietary Practices Survey, nearly two-thirds of California adults report that it is difficult to get fruits and vegetabl...

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Effect of Fresh Fruit Availability at Worksites on the Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Low-Wage Employees (2011)

  Exploring how easy access to fruits and vegetables affected the consumption and purchasing of FVs outside of work, this study ...

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Food and Beverage Marketing to Children and Adolescents: An Environment at Odds with Good Health (2011)

The science is clear: The environments where children grow up, play and go to school affect their diets and health. In this research brief, pre...

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Food Marketing in the Digital Age: A Conceptual Framework and Agenda for Research (2011)

Digital techniques are quickly evolving and unprecedentedly immersive. To assess the best ways to understand these new media effects, PHI's Ber...

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How Communities Move Policy - Linking Locally, Regionally, Statewide, and Nationally to Create Change (2011)

The right regional, state or federal policies can provide unique leverage points for local efforts. But staying informed about work at other l...

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Position Paper: mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults (Discussion Draft) (2011)

Mobile technologies are becoming ubiquitous in the U.S. and the world, changing the way we communicate, conduct commerce, and provide care and serv...

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Power Play! Campaign’s School Idea & Resource Kits Improve the Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Physical Activity (2011)

This article, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, investigates the impact of the Power Play! Campaign's Sch...

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Reliability of a Retail Food Store Survey and Development of an Accompanying Retail Scoring System to Identify Vendors for Healthy Food and Marketing (2011)

OBJECTIVE: To develop a retail grocery instrument with weighted scoring to be used as an indicator of the food environment. PARTICIPANTS/SE...

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Roadmap to Improving Food and Physical Activity Environments: Tips and Tools for Community Change - 2nd Edition (2011)

For a long time, strategies to prevent or reduce obesity and to increase healthy eating and physical activity have focused on individuals—tea...

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Understanding Nutrition: A Primer on Programs and Policies in California (2nd Edition) (2011)

Welcome to the updated edition of Understanding Nutrition: A Primer on Programs and Policies in California. Now an online resource, this primer&mda...

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Using an Opinion Poll to Build an Obesity-Prevention Social Marketing Campaign for Low-Income Asian and Hispanic Immigrants: Report of Findings (2011)

Using a random digit-dial survey to poll 905 Hispanic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Korean Californians adults with an income les...

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Working with Other Movements to Achieve Community Health Goals: Climate Change, Health in All Policies, and More (2011)

In California, two policy-oriented movements offer tremendous opportunities for communities working to build community health and health equity by ...

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A Vision to Transform Health and Social Equity in California and the U.S. (2010)

As a pioneer in creating healthy communities for more than a decade, Partnership for the Public’s Health (PPH) sees the opportunity to build ...

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Adolescent Oral Health Fact Sheet (2010)

Fact sheet provides overview of adolescent oral health status based on the California Health Interview Survey, and recommendations for next steps. ...

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Changing Lives, Saving Lives (2010)

A Step-by-Step Guide To Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs Helping s...

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Disparities in Prevalence of Obesity among California Women, 2007 (2010)

This is a brief that provides an overview of the results of the 2007 California Women's Health Survey. The survey asked 4,667 nonpregnant women...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Medication Optimization Position Paper (2010)

Provides an overview of ways in which problems arise in prescribing and using medications, and technology interventions that can reduce such proble...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Remote Patient Monitoring Position Paper (2010)

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies have been shown to be effective in helping to manage chronic disease, postacute care, and monitoring t...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights of the Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement Technology Review (2010)

As individuals get older, they experience functional limitations associated with disabilities. Assistive technologies help persons with disabi...

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Grantee Profile: Caring Choices: A Catalyst for Medication Management Innovation (2010)

Diffusion of innovations is essentially a social process. Early adopters, such as Caring Choices, actively seek out innovative solutions to real-wo...

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Grantee Profile: Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation: Connecting Older Cambodian-Americans with Pharmacists Miles Away (2010)

Responding to President Obama’s initiative to maximize the benefits of health information technology, the Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation ...

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Grantee Profile: Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System (2010)

Improving Medication Adherence and Self-Management for Chronic Heart Failure at the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care Sys...

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Green Cleaning in Schools: A Guide for Advocates (2010)

Often, the very products used to keep schools clean and healthy contribute to poor indoor air quality, seriously affecting those with asthma or oth...

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Healthy People 2010 Objectives: 23-Year California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Report 1984-2006 (2010)

The California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) has operated continuously for the last 23 years, collecting health surveillance information fro...

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Interview: Lessons from a Leader in Telehealth Diffusion: Interview with Adam Darkins of the Veterans Health Administration (2010)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is one of the world leaders in using telehealth to promote independent living for its patient population. ...

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Multisectoral Lessons from Healthy Communities (2010)

The healthy communities movement can provide insight into population health efforts in the United States, particularly in the context of recent hea...

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New Partnerships for Healthier Neighborhoods: Bringing Public Health and Redevelopment Together (2010)

The built environment—the physical structures that make up the areas where we live, work, and play—has a profound effect on our health....

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Organizational Adoption: Implementing New Technologies to Optimize Medication Use Among Older Adults (2010)

In 2010, five health services organizations—American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation, Caring Choices, Connecticut Pharmacists Fo...

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Partners for Public Health: Working with Local, State, and Federal Agencies to Create Healthier Communities (2010)

The way our neighborhoods are designed has a profound impact on our health and wellbeing. A physical environment that promotes health—with af...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions (Discussion Draft) (2010)

The recent focus on improving post-acute care transitions (the process by which a patient moves from hospital to home or other settings) is being d...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Remote Patient Monitoring for Older Adults (2010)

A majority of older adults are challenged by chronic and acute illnesses and/or injuries. Eight out of ten older Americans are living with the heal...

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Talking about Breastfeeding: Why the Health Argument Isn't Enough (2010)

Public health advocates have for years been trying to increase the number of women who breastfeed by educating mothers about its health benefits. S...

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Technology Review: Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement (Discussion Draft) (2010)

Created by PHI's Center for Technology and Aging, this technology review focuses on assistive technologies that help older adults with physical...

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The ADOPT Model: Accelerating Diffusion of Proven Technologies for Older Adults (2010)

The growing older adult population faces unprecedented health challenges. Home and community-based technologies have proven to be an effective way ...

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Youth to Watch: Making Healthier Communities (2010)

All across California, young people are living the reality of their environment every day. Youth engaged in reducing the disparities and inequities...

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Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer: Results from a CDC-NPCR Patterns of Care Study (2009)

This study evaluates adjuvant chemotherapy use for Stage III colon cancer, reviewing the treatment of patients with surgically treated stage III co...

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All About Asthma: Frequently Asked Questions (2009)

Asthma is a serious public health problem throughout the world and the most common chronic disease among children. Created by PHI's Reg...

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Asthma and Diesel (2009)

Diesel engines emit a complex mixture of air pollutants. In California diesel particulate matter contributes to an estimated 3,500 premature deaths...

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Asthma and Indoor Air Quality in Schools (2009)

Asthma is the most common chronic disease among schoolaged children and is a leading cause of school absences nationwide. Research conducted i...

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Asthma and Indoor Air Quality in the Home (2009)

On average California adults and children spend nearly 90% of their time during the week indoors, and most of that time is in the home, where ...

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Asthma and Outdoor Air Quality (2009)

Outdoor air pollution is a serious problem in most urban areas as well as in many rural areas of the United States. Nearly all Californians (a...

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Asthma in California (2009)

Having asthma makes it hard for many of California’s children to live, learn, and play. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in the U.S....

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Breathing Easier: School Districts Make the Switch to Certified Green Cleaning Products (2009)

Success stories from three California school districts Many cleaning products used in schools—the very products used to try to create an ...

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California Convergence: Promise and Progress in Building a Movement (2009)

In June 2008, a group of community leaders from across California came together to imagine a healthier state: a place where all residents have acce...

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California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan: Progress Report 2009 (2009)

Cancer mortality from all malignant tumors has significantly declined since 1998. Based on current projections, California will observe a 15% reduc...

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Case Studies: Eliminating Electrolyte Replacement Beverages in California Public Schools (2009)

In 2005, California passed some of the most stringent state legislation in the nation that set limits on the types of competitive foods and beverag...

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Community Action to Fight Asthma: Who We Are and What We Do (2009)

Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) is a network of asthma coalitions in California working to shape local, regional, and state policies to red...

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Confronting the Social Determinants of Health Inequities: Rethinking Public Health (2009)

Created by PHI's Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative, this presentation explores the social determinants of health inequities and re...

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Engaging Communities in Changing Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments (2009)

The California Endowment’s Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) program and Central California Obesity Prevention Program (CCROPP) have ...

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Fact Sheet: California's Nutrition Standards (2009)

Nutrition standards regulate which “competitive” (also called “a la carte”) foods and beverages can be sold to students. Co...

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Fact Sheet: Classroom Messages (2009)

A healthy school nutrition and physical activity environment is one where nutrition and physical activity (PA) are taught and supported in the clas...

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Fact Sheet: Fundraising in Schools (2009)

Fundraising in schools brings in additional funds to support extra activities such as athletics and student clubs and is done by students, parent g...

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Fact Sheet: Marketing in Schools (2009)

Marketing in schools takes many forms. Marketing in schools includes product sales (such as foods/beverages sold on campus or items sold through fu...

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Fact Sheet: Physical Activity (2009)

It is recommended that young people (ages 6–19) engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity (PA) on most, and preferably all, days of ...

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Fact Sheet: Physical Education (2009)

Physical Education (PE) is planned instruction that builds motor skills and teaches movement concepts and the health benefits of regular physical a...

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Fact Sheet: School Breakfast Program (2009)

Studies show that children who eat school breakfast have better nutrition and academic performance than those who do not eat breakfast or who ...

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Fact Sheet: School Lunch Program (2009)

The School Lunch Program is a Federal program that assists public schools and non-profit private schools in providing affordable meals to children....

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Fact Sheet: The School Environment (2009)

The school nutrition and physical activity environment impacts student food choices and levels of physical activity, thereby impacting the students...

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Fact Sheet: What Is Policy? (2009)

A policy is a rule or set of rules that people must follow. Policies have the power to influence how you and others act. Policies can be set by gov...

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Fact Sheet: Working With Schools (2009)

When advocating for changes in your local schools, it is important to know how schools work. Understanding how schools work will assist you in your...

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Fact Sheets: California School Food and Beverage Standards (2009)

Schools provide a unique opportunity to advance kids' health, especially when it comes to providing a healthy food environment for growing chil...

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Fact Sheets: Let's Move California After School (2009)

After school programs are the perfect time and the place to ensure that youth are fit, healthy, and ready to learn.  These fact sheets, cr...

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Finding Asthma Solutions Through Policy Change (2009)

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S. and affects 1 in 6 children in California. While scientists continue to explor...

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Funding Prevention in California: Lessons from Past Efforts to Raise Revenues (2009)

The research is clear: Where people live, work, and play—the food and physical activity environment—is one of the most important elemen...

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Increasing Local Funding Options for Disease Prevention Programs in Rural California Counties: Report and Advocacy Guide (2009)

This report provides a national and statewide overview of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) fund allocation from tobacco industry settlements. ...

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Inspiring Youth as Partners (2009)

All over the country, from parents to communities to government, people are asking, why are young people so overweight? The Network for a Healthy C...

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Is the BMI for Californians Increasing? Trends in Weight and Body Mass Index among Californians (2009)

Estimates indicate that almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and that rates in obesity for the nation have increased from 15 perc...

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Local Network Success Stories (2009)

This brief is a California statewide compilation of FFY 2009 Success Stories from local Network for a Healthy California (NETWORK) projects. This c...

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Maximizing Opportunities for Physical Activity through Joint Use of Facilities (2009)

Recent studies have emerged linking physical activity with improved academic performance, classroom behavior and school attendance among children a...

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Networking to Inspire Healthy Change (2009)

This document provides information about nutrition services at select school-based networking sites that inspire healthy change.

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Parents in Action! Training Curriculum Evaluation (2009)

Parents can play a role in developing and ensuring the full implementation of their local school wellness policies (LSWP). Yet, for the most part, ...

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Physical Activity and Physical Education in California Schools (2009)

A Survey of District/County Office of Education Perceptions and Practices Schools play an important role in influencing student physical a...

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Promoting Healthier After School Environments: Opportunities and Challenges (2009)

In South Los Angeles, middle schoolers have the opportunity to demonstrate their physical activity skills, such as hip hop dance, to elementar...

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Psychosocial, Socioeconomic, Behavioral, and Environmental Risk Factors for BMI and Overweight Among 9- to 11-Year-Old Children (2009)

This study explored the risk factors for higher BMI and overweight in 9- to 11-year-old children using the 2007 California Children’s Healthy...

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Reducing Competitive Foods and Beverages in California Public Schools: Five Case Studies (2009)

Competitive foods and beverages are those items sold or provided in schools that are not part of the National School Lunch Program. This usually me...

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The Partnership of PT Dewhirst, Yayasan Kusuma Buana, Marks & Spencer, and Medika Pratama (2009)

Working Together to Improve the Health of Workers, Their Families, and the Community in Indonesia Indonesia has experienced significant improve...

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Adolescent Health Brief: Nutrition and Physical Activity (2008)

Childhood and adolescence are critical times in the development of lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits. Adolescent nutrition and physical a...

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Brief: Research Implications School Wellness, Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation (2008)

A research brief about the research implications for state school boards association leaders.

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Debates from Four States Over Selling Soda in Schools (2008)

In 2006, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts and Maryland introduced legislation that included restrictions on the sale of soda in schools. That sa...

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Health Inequities in the Bay Area (2008)

The odds of being healthy can depend very much on which community you live in. People who live in West Oakland, for example, can expect to liv...

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Life and Death from Unnatural Causes: Executive Summary (2008)

Health and social inequity in Alameda County Certain groups of people in Alameda County are getting sick and dying prematurely from “unna...

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Prevalence of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Physical Activity by Gender and Race/Ethnicity - California, 2005-2006 (2008)

Diets high in fruits and vegetables and participation in regular physical activity are associated with a lower risk for several chronic diseases an...

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School Wellness Policy Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (2008)

Perceptions, barriers, and opportunities among school board members, state school boards associations, school wellness advocates, state public heal...

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School Wellness Policy Development, Implementation, and Evaluation: Research Implications for School Board Members (2008)

Studies have provided evidence that poor nutrition and limited physical activity among today’s children and youth can negatively impact their...

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The Relationship between Healthy Weight, Physical Activity and Neighborhood Environmental Factors among California Women, 2005 (2008)

This is the complete Data Points series from The California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS). The CWHS was established to collect, analyze, inter...

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A Growing Movement: A Decade of Farm to School in California (2007)

Serving food grown in California in the state’s schools is clearly not a recent development, but systematically connecting California’s...

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The Burden of Asthma in California: A Surveillance Report (2007)

Using all of the most recent available surveillance data, this report presents a comprehensive summary of the burden of asthma in California. R...

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California's Blueprint: Building Infrastructure for Coordinated School Health (2000)

To address the health concerns of children and youth in a coordinated, comprehensive manner, the California Department of Education and the Califor...

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Chronic Disease Prevention at the Public Health Institute: Examples of Impact

This overview summarizes PHI's work in chronic disease prevention - one of PHI's 11 focus areas -  and highlights concrete e...

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Working together: Policy Systems & Environmental Change for Community Health

Through its over 700 staff, 200 projects and 100 principal investigators, the Public Health Institute addresses emerging public health issues and s...

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