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Healthy Communities

Beyond the Traffic Report: The News about Road Safety and Vision Zero in San Francisco (2017)

One traffic-related death is too many. That is the premise on which Vision Zero—an international movement rooted in collaboration across sect...

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6 Ways Climate Change Harms Health in California (2016)

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A Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity (2016)

Physicians are trusted in their communities on issues of health and wellness, which makes them invaluable messengers when it comes to helping indiv...

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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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Changing the Discourse About Community Violence: To Prevent It, We Have to Talk About It (2016)

Community violence happens when complex environmental factors like poverty, structural racism and lack of access to mental health services intersec...

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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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Connecting the Capital (Web Forum Series) (2016)

Financial capital is a critical component of creating healthier, equitable communities, in California. At a time when public and philanthropic reso...

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Farm To Table Talk with Michael Dimock (2016)

Michael Dimock, MA, director of PHI's Roots of Change, joins Rodger Wasson, a podcaster and food and agriculture reporter for this conversation...

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Healthy Employees, Healthy Business: The Value of a Healthy Workplace (2016)

The Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition is a national leader in developing campaigns, programs and partnerships to re...

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Healthy Stores, Healthy Shoppers (2016)

Studies show the majority of shoppers’ food purchasing decisions are made in the store, but identifying healthy choices can be challenging fo...

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Improving Population Health by Working with Communities: Action Guide 3.0 (2016)

The Action Guide is a framework to help multi-sector groups work together to improve population health by addressing 10 interrelated elements for s...

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Inspiring Healthy Communities: Empowering Youth in Los Angeles County (2016)

Engaging youth using Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) is a growing public health approach to address nutrition and obesity-related il...

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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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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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Summarizing the Landscape of Healthy Communities: A Review of Demonstration Programs Working Towards Health Equity (2016)

Produced by a collaboration between PHI's Build Healthy Places Network and the Colorado Health Foundation, this report explores existing effort...

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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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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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Advancing Health Equity: Case Studies of Health Equity Practice in Four Award-Winning California Health Departments (2015)

Download the case studies.  Call any local health department in the United States and, chances are, you won't have much trouble findin...

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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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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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Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in California Children (2015)

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Jargon Buster: Community Development and Public Health (2015)

The Jargon Buster, a new tool from PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, aims to demystify common industry jargon—and in doing so, bri...

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Letter In Support Of Gun Violence Prevention Research Funding from Health Groups to Appropriations Committee (December 2015) (2015)

Get involved: Learn more about PHI's related efforts to prevent gun violence: Read The Need to Replace ‘Ideology, Intuition and C...

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Making the Case for Linking Community Development and Health (2015)

A resource for those working to improve low-income communities and the lives of the people living in them For years, community development...

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MeasureUp (2015)

Looking for help measuring and communicating the impact of your work in local communities? Explore MeasureUp, a new, curated portal from ...

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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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Using Telehealth for Directly Observed Therapy in Treating Tuberculosis (2015)

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most widespread infectious diseases in the world, infecting an average of 9 million people annually.[i] Althou...

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Working Together: Building Health in All Policies Partnerships (2015)

The Public Health Institute's Health in All Policies team has been a national and international leader in building the Health in All Policies m...

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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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California Healthy Cities and Communities: Twenty-Five Years of Cultivating Community and Advancing a Movement (2014)

As a leader in the Healthy Communities Movement, PHI is proud to contribute to the National Civic Review's two-part editorial project hono...

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California’s Central Valley: Addressing Disparity in a Region of Abundance—Creating Healthy Communities through Community Leadership Development (2014)

PHI is proud to contribute to the National Civic Review's two-part editorial project honoring the 25th anniversary of the Healthy Communit...

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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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Leadership for the Public’s Health: Legacy of the Healthy Communities Movement (2014)

PHI CEO Mary Pittman contributes to the National Civic Review's special edition honoring 25 years of the Healthy Communities Movement. "Th...

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New Media Relations Toolkit for Community Advocates from California Convergence (2014)

California Convergence is sharing its knowhow in garnering media attention to win policy support for healthier, safer and more equitable communitie...

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Opening Doors and Opportunities for Girls: A Title IX Compliance Check List (2014)

Top 14 questions to ask and act on Title IX is an important federal law that requires school districts and schools to provide equal access, res...

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People, Places, Partnerships at the Heart of Success in California’s Building a Movement of Movements (2014)

PHI is proud to contribute to the National Civic Review's two-part editorial project honoring the 25th anniversary of the Healthy Communit...

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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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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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Why We Need Climate, Health, and Equity in All Policies (2014)

In a commentary for the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, PHI's Dr. Linda Rudolph and Solange Gould call...

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Climate Change and Health (2013)

During testimony before a state Senate committee on May 16, Dr. Linda Rudolph presented these slides highlighting some of the many ways climat...

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

Community gardens have long been a recognized strategy to address food shortages. From the victory gardens that supported war efforts and fed ...

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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: A Guide for State and Local Government (2013)

Health in All Policies   The Public Health Institute provides technical support for Health in All Policies initiatives at both the sta...

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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)

Poor food access is a major contributor to health disparities, high rates of disease and other health problems in low income communities. Transform...

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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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Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown (2013)

In a June 14 open letter, the Public Health Institute and its partners call on Gov. Jerry Brown to swiftly restore $500 million ...

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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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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 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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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 - Brief Report (2012)

Although research suggests that healthy products can be profitable for the food industry, marketers continue to target children with ads for foods ...

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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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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)

The threat of food marketing on childhood obesity Food marketing has never been more important, as childhood obesity rates in the United States...

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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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A Summary Overview of the EQD Approach (2011)

A summary overview of the equilibrium dynamics approach, a personal and professional emotional competence skills model for personal and professiona...

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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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Community Food Security Coalition Recommendations for Food Systems Policy in Seattle (2011)

A food system is the set of economic activities that encompasses production, transformation (processing, packaging, labeling), distribution (wholes...

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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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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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Preparing for the Retirement Boom: Aging Populations (2011)

As baby boomers start retiring in large numbers, this important demographic shift will create significant consequences, both good and bad for local...

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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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Telehealth Model Statute: Frequently Asked Questions (2011)

Telehealth is the use of digital technologies—such as telecommunications, health information, and videoconferencing—to deliver medical,...

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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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2010 California Adolescent Health Progress Report (2010)

This compilation of data presents a multi-year progress report on the health of CalIfornia's adolescents and young adults. Designed for pro...

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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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BARHII Framework (2010)

The BARHII Framework, which describes the problem areas addressed by a continuum of public health practice ranging from cataloguing causes of morta...

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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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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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Health Care Refusals: Undermining Quality Care for Women (2010)

People in the United States expect the health care they receive to reflect medical practice grounded in evidence and endorsed by scientists and cli...

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Local Health Department Organizational Self-Assessment for Addressing Health Inequities (2010)

TOOLKIT AND GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTATION The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), a collaboration of the eleven public health de...

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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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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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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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Understanding CalWORKS: A Primer for Service Providers and Policymakers (2nd Edition) (2010)

Created by PHI's California Center for Research on Women & Families, this primer provides an in-depth orientation to California's welfa...

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Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit (2010)

During adolescence, youth confront new issues that affect their physical, reproductive, and mental health. At the same time, establishing autonomy ...

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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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Aging Well Case Studies: Hayward: It Takes a Transit Village (2009)

A case study of the Hayward, California, development of a housing transit village that promotes neighborliness and ease of access for all resi...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Indio Takes the Lead in Providing Intergenerational Lifelong Learning Opportunities (2009)

This is a case study of how Indio, California, developed intergenerational learning opportunities. It is part of the Center for Civic Partnerships&...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Jacksonville: Promoting Employment Opportunities Works for Older Adults (2009)

This is a case study of how promoting employment opportunities works for older adults In Jacksonville, Texas. It is part of the...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Kirkland: Making Support Services a Priority in Tight Economic Times (2009)

This is a case study of how Kirkland, Washington, made support services for older adults a priority in tight economic times. It is part of the...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Rio Vista: Volunteers Step in with VERVE in Rio Vista (2009)

This is a case study about how Rio Vista, California, developed Volunteers Enriching Rio Vista Environments to help residents with the loss of safe...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Rochester: Riding High: Transit Agency's Public-Private Partnerships Improve Service and Increase Revenue (2009)

This is a case study of a Rochester, New York, transit agency's public-private partnerships to improve service, particularly for olde...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Warren: City of Warren Cleans Up to Enhance Neighborhood Vitality and Revenue (2009)

This is a case study of Operation Clean Sweep in Warren, Michigan, and its impact on neighborhood vitality and revenues. The program cleaned u...

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Aging Well in Communities: A Toolkit for Planning, Engagement & Action (2009)

This toolkit gives local governments the resources they need to successfully plan for people to age well in their communities. Through its work...

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Aging Well in Communities: Conducting Focus Groups (2009)

Focus groups can be an important part of planning for aging well in a community. This is a guide to how to run them effectively. You can gain m...

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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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Beyond the Numerical Tally: Quality and Stewardship in Community Benefit (2009)

Uniform Standards and Lessons from the Advancing the State of the Art in Community Benefit Demonstration Nonprofit hospitals can play an import...

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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 Healthy Cities and Communities - A Legacy of Accomplishments (2009)

This publication gives a brief history of the Center for Civic Partnerships and the California Healthy Cities and Communities (CHCC) program, and h...

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California Healthy Cities and Communities: Laying the Foundation, Leading the Way (2009)

A synopsis of the roots of California Healthy Cities and Communities and its impact over the past 20 years. What began in 1988 as a vision of b...

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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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Case Study: In Hayward, It Takes a Transit Village - Mixed Use for an Aging Community (2009)

A case study of the Hayward, Calif., development of a housing transit village that promotes neighborliness and ease of access for all residents, es...

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Case Study: In Kirkland, WA, Making Support Services a Priority in Tight Economic Times (2009)

A case study of how Kirkland, Wash., made support services for older adults a priority in tight economic times. Providing an array of accessibl...

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Chevron and Jhpiego Working in Partnership to Improve Health in Indonesia (2009)

Re-establishing and Sustaining Reproductive Health Care in Aceh after the Tsunami A partnership between Chevron and Jhpiego, an international h...

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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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Conducting Aging Well Public Forums (2009)

This toolkit gives local governments a template and guide for how to conduct public forums that bring attention to gathering information about and ...

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Conducting Aging Well Resident Surveys (2009)

This toolkit gives local governments a template and guide for how to develop a survey that provides detailed quantitative information about wh...

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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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Empowering the Community at Risk: The Partnership of PT Tupperware Indonesia and HOPE Worldwide (2009)

Since 2007 Tupperware and HOPE worldwide have partnered to empower a community in one of the poorest sub-districts of North Jakarta to improve and ...

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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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Evaluation Findings on Community Participation in the California Healthy Cities and Communities Program (2009)

As part of an evaluation of the California Healthy Cities and Communities (CHCC) program, the authors of this article examined resident involvement...

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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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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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Moving from Them to Us: Challenges in Reframing Violence among Youth (2009)

How have youth and violence have been framed in the news? How has the issue of race complicated depictions of youth and violence? How do public att...

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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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No Time for Complacency: Sexual Health Needs of California’s Foster and Transitioning Youth (2009)

Foster and transitioning youth face substantial sexual and reproductive health challenges, but all youth should have one or more trusted adults wit...

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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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Preventing HIV/AIDS in the Workplace in Indonesia: The Partnership of PT Gajah Tunggal and YKB (2009)

“Indonesia faces the looming threat of a major epidemic” of HIV/AIDS, according to the United Nations Development Fund. PT Gajah T...

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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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Safe Routes to School (2009)

Increased physical activity is associated with better academic performance, concentration and classroom behavior. Research shows that school-age ch...

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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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Adolescent Health Issues (2008)

PowerPoint providing an overview of adolescent health issues and approaches to health care provision for adolescents.

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Advancing the State of the Art in Community Benefit: Toolkit (2008)

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TEMPLATES FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND ENHANCEMENT OF COMMUNITY BENEFIT PROGRAMS Advancing the State of the Art...

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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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Community Benefit Planning Handbook (2008)

Strengthening Commitment to Mission A community benefit plan is a document, usually produced in conjunction with the health care organization&r...

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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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Provoking Thought, Changing Talk: Putting it into Practice (2008)

Does a commitment to reducing inequality mean we know how to talk about it? We find out in this report, the inaugural issue of the "...

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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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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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Code Blue: Health Services for Children in Foster Care (1998)

As of March 1997, more than 100,000 of California’s children are in foster care. Removed from their homes because of neglect or abuse, about ...

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PHI's Work in Healthy Communities: Examples of Impact

This overview summarizes PHI's work in healthy communities - one of PHI's 11 focus areas - and highlights concrete examples of how thi...

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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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