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Women, Youth & Children's Health

Aiming High: 10 Strategies for Meaningful Youth Engagement (2016)

Young people aged 15–24 account for 40% of new HIV infections globally. Cultural expectations of ‘appropriate’ behavior and norms...

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Annual Report 2015: The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) (2016)

  The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) works to foster a world where women and girls have the sexual and re...

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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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Fruit and Vegetable, Fat, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Low-Income Mothers Living in Neighborhoods With Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (2016)

This study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, evaluates the effectiveness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

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Interactive Digital Primer: Adverse Childhood Experiences across California (2016)

Recognizing that the long-lasting effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), public health organizations around the country are beginning to ...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs): A promising response to current challenges around hormonal contraceptive methods & HIV (Webinar) (2016)

This webinar, from the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT), highlights presentations from a panel session presented at the 2016 International Conference on ...

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PHI's Bethany Young Holt Talks MPTs on "Insight With Beth Ruyak" (2016)

Over the past decade, new research and technology has significantly reduced the spread of HIV worldwide. However, in many developing countries and ...

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Step Up, Link Up, Speak Up: Mentoring Tool and Facilitation Guide (2016)

It is estimated that five million young people aged 15–24 and two million adolescents aged 10–19 are living with HIV. Yet, young people...

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Visions, Voices, and Priorities: Adolescents Talk About Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (2016)

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a type of HIV prevention that uses antiretroviral drugs. A person who does not have HIV but does have a ...

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Visions, Voices, and Priorities: Young People Talk About Self-Testing for HIV (2016)

HIV self-testing is a method of testing for HIV for person who wants to know his or her HIV status by collecting a small sample of blood, or o...

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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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Pregnancy-Related Cardiovascular Deaths in California: Beyond Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (2015)

Objective Maternal mortality rates rose markedly from 2002 to 2006 in California, prompting an in-depth maternal mortality review in a state wh...

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Pregnancy-Related Mortality in California: Causes, Characteristics, and Improvement Opportunities (2015)

A study of pregnancy-related deaths in California analyzed the leading five causes of death and examined the maternal and clinical characteristics ...

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Scaling Up Demand for LPG in Guatemala: Motivators, Barriers and Opportunities (2015)

In Guatemala, about 70% of urban households use Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking. Over half of these users continue to cook with firewood....

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Talking about trauma: Findings and opportunities from an analysis of news coverage (2015)

The findings were paradigm-shifting: In the 1990s, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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What's missing from the news on sexual violence? An analysis of coverage, 2011-2013 (2015)

Man convicted in rape case sentenced. Alleged child predator indicted. Sexual harassment endemic in medical work environment. We see the he...

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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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Facilitating women’s access to misoprostol through community-based advocacy in Kenya and Tanzania (2014)

The objective of this initiative was to explore the feasibility of educating communities about gynecologic uses for misoprostol at the communi...

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Guide to Girl-Centered Advocacy (2014)

We are proud to share the Guide to Girl-Centered Advocacy, from PHI's Let Girls Lead--a full capacity-building curriculum that engages gir...

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Honoring Courage: A Short History of Reproductive Health Services in California (2014)

2014 marks the 45th anniversary of legal abortion in California—the perfect time to evaluate how far the movement has come and what challenge...

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Importance of Alcohol-Programming Outreach to Women of Color (2014)

Very few national studies have examined racial and ethnic disparities in utilization of alcohol services. Little is known about whether racial and ...

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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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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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Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Women in California (2014)

At a time when California is more racially and ethnically diverse than ever, nearly twice as many of the state’s women of color, as a group, ...

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Scaling Up Evidence-Informed HIV Prevention for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (2014)

This brief offers priority interventions for programmers based on evidence from successful programming for women and girls; though a number of...

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Women’s Health in California: Examining Age and Income (2014)

Using data from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey, this policy brief examines health indicators across women’s lifespan, looki...

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California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review: Mixed Methods Approach for Improved Case Identification and Cause of Death Analyses (2013)

After several decades of declining rates, maternal mortality has climbed in California. The California Department of Public Health, with help from ...

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Economic Empowerment Strategies for Adolescent Girls (2013)

This report by PHI's Let Girls Lead provides a needed policy analysis of economic empowerment programs for adolescent girls in the Gl...

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International Symposium on Accelerating Research on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Final Report (2013)

The International Symposium on Accelerating Research on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health was convened December 11 - 12,...

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Intervention Effectiveness Research in Adolescent Health Psychology: Methodological Issues and Strategies, Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology (2013)

This chapter from the Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology examines the scientific foundations for intervention effectiveness research and its ...

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Let Girls Lead 2013 Annual Report (2013)

The 2013 annual report highlights the ways in which the advocacy work done through Let Girls Lead is transforming the lives of adolescent girls in ...

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Let Girls Lead External Evaluation (2013)

Commissioned by the United Nations Foundation, this independent evaluation demonstrates that Let Girls Lead’s AGALI program has contributed t...

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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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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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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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Consumption of Sugar- Sweetened Beverages Among California Women, 2009 (2012)

This report  uses data from the 2009 California Women's Health Survey to plot out consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in California w...

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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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Anti-Sex Ed Curriculum Makes the List: Don’t Blame Obama, Blame the System, RH Reality Check (2012)

Heritage Keepers, an abstinence-only-until-marriage program that is medically inaccurate, biased, fear- and shame-based and otherwise inappropriate...

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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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Current Depression Among Women in California According to Residence in the California–Mexico Border Region (2012)

This study aims to provide a timely snapshot of the current burden of depression, examine predictors of current depression, and explore possible pa...

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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 -- Full Report (2012)

American children and adolescents remain exposed to a disproportionate amount of marketing for unhealthy foods and beverages, in spite of some prog...

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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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Leveraging Mobile Technologies to Promote Maternal and Newborn Health (2012)

The rapid expansion of mobile information and communication technologies represents significant potential for increasing a...

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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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Over One Million Adult Women in California Report Serious Psychological Distress During the Past Year (2012)

Using data drawn from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, this policy brief focuses on the mental health of California women, undersc...

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Perceived Effective Weight Control Strategies by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Income Among California Women (2012)

This report  uses data from the 2009 California Women's Health Survey to analyze how understandings of effective weight loss are stratifie...

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Rising Uninsured Rate Among Low-Income Women Ages 18-64 in California (2012)

Using mainly 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2009) collected after the initial effects of the recent, severe economic downturn, this ...

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Sexuality Education, Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2012)

This article from the Encyclopedia of Adolescence compares and contrasts two approaches to sexuality education -- behavior change approaches, which...

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Teen Births in California, No Time for Complacency (2012)

California’s teen birth rate has dropped below 30 births per thousand for the first time in more than 40 years. Its 2010 rate of 29.0 represe...

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Almost One-Quarter of California Nonelderly Women Uninsured in 2009 (2011)

This policy brief examines the health insurance coverage of nonelderly women in the state, ages 18-64, highlighting the demographic groups most at ...

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Assisted Reproduction and Choice in the Biotech Age: Recommendations for a Way Forward (2011)

Over the past several decades, millions of people have used new reproductive technologies in their quest for biologically related children. Access ...

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California Hispanic Women's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Years in the United States, 2007 (2011)

A brief on the results of the 2007 California Women's Health Survey highlights its finding that years in the U.S. is not a associated with a de...

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California Women's Diet Quality by Household Food Security Status, 2007 (2011)

A brief on the results of the 2007 California Women's Health Survey's examination of the relationship between women's household food se...

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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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Health of California Women Receiving Food Stamps, 2006-2007 (2011)

A brief on the results of the 2007 California Women's Health Survey highlights that 75 percent of the adult heads of households receiving food ...

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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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Improving the Quality of Maternal and Child Health Services in Indonesia (2011)

The Partnership of Johnson & Johnson Indonesia, PT and the Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI) Johnson & Johnson Indonesia, PT (J&...

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Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents in Foster Care (2011)

Adolescence is a critical period of physical and personal growth. As they transition to adulthood, youth experience the social, emotional and physi...

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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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Sex Education in the U.S. [Interview], Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (2011)

In this interview for the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education, Dr. Norm Constantine responds to questions about the state of sex...

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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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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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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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Demographic and Psychological Predictors of Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sex, Journal of Youth & Adolescence (2010)

Sexual communication is a principal means of transmitting sexual values, beliefs, expectations and knowledge between parents and children. This art...

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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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HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse Prevention Campaign in the Workplace: Partnership of PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk and KKI (2010)

PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk (UI) and The Indonesian Humanitarian Committee (Komite Kemanusiaan Indonesia or KKI) have partnered since 2003 to prevent...

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Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations and Resources for Providers in California and Beyond (2010)

Behavioral health care for youth and young adults presents challenges for a variety of health providers. Behavioral health problems are often compl...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Gaining Momentum and Promise (2010)

In this editorial, MPT SRH leaders extoll the benefits of about the multipurpose prevention technologies for sexual and reproductive health and pro...

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Nearly Four Million California Adults Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (2010)

The California Health Interview Survey asked adults ages 18 to 65 a series of questions to identify persons who have experienced intimate partner v...

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Saving Lives with Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Turning Ideas Into Solutions for Sexual and Reproductive Health (Fact Sheet) (2010)

This fact sheet discusses the challenges in developing multipurpose prevention products that are acceptable, affordable, easy-to-use, and prevent. ...

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Saving Lives with Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Turning Ideas Into Solutions for Sexual and Reproductive Health (Report) (2010)

A report about the multipurpose prevention technologies designed to address multiple sexual and reproductive health needs, including prevention of ...

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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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The Denial of Abortion Care Information, Referrals, and Services Undermines Quality Care for U.S. Women (2010)

On September 9, 2009, President Barack Obama spoke before a joint session of Congress on the imminent need for health care reform. In his speech, h...

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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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Youth: Clinic Poster (2010)

Clinic poster for youth assuring medical confidentiality. Download now.

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Youth: How Well do You Know Your Health Rights and Responsibilities? (2010)

This quiz reviews children and youth's the medical rights and their health responsibilities. Download the quiz.

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Youth: Teen Health Rights and Responsibilities (2010)

This is a valuable resource for health educators working with youth. The document looks like a medical chart and summarizes the "Agreement Bet...

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Youth: The Truth about Confidentiality (2010)

This is a valuable resource for health educators working with youth. The fact sheet provides tips for teens about medical confidentiality. Prev...

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Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health (Report of a Symposium) (2009)

An international symposium convened in Berkeley, Calif., in March 2009 with the goal of accelerating the development and deployment of relevant mul...

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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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Are You Talking With Your Teen? (2009)

Adolescence is a time for young people to explore decision-making, relationships, and their identity. Sometimes, if young people feel like they don...

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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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Barriers to Care: Implications of Requiring Parental Involvement for California Minors Seeking Abortions (2009)

Healthy and open family communication decreases the likelihood that a young woman will experience an unintended pregnancy, and increases the likeli...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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State Implementation of the New WIC Produce Package (2009)

This report provides an overview of the status of the WIC Package Rule [at 7 CFR 246.12(v)] and the issue of the states authorizing farmers as vend...

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Teen Dating Violence: Keeping California Adolescents Safe in Their Relationships (2009)

Teen dating violence is a major adolescent health concern. Youth ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence ...

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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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Understanding the Child Welfare System in California: A Primer for Service Providers and Policymakers (2nd Edition) (2009)

Since the release of the 1st edition of this primer, California’s child welfare system has moved to an outcomes-based approach; and state and...

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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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Adolescent Preventive Services: Rates and Disparities in Preventive Health Topics Covered During Routine Medical Care in a California Sample (2008)

This article examines rates and disparities in preventive health topics covered during routine medical care for adolescents. Utilizing 2003 Califor...

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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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Converging Evidence Leaves Policy Behind: Effectiveness of and Support for School-Based Sex Education Programs, Journal of Adolescent Health (2008)

This editorial in the Journal of Adolescent Health reviews two new studies on sexuality education effectiveness and parent support. Implications fo...

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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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Mental Health in Adolescence: A Critical Time for Prevention and Early Intervention (2008)

The health and well-being of California adolescents has a major impact on the overall social and economic health of our state. Today’s adoles...

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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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Three in Four Voters Favor Law to Guarantee Paid Sick Days to All Workers in California (2008)

A statewide survey conducted for PHI's California Center for Research on Women and Families  finds that by a 73% to 23% margin v...

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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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Benefits of a Hospital-Based Peer Intervention Program for Violently Injured Youth (2007)

An evaluation was undertaken to determine if a hospital-based, peer intervention program, “Caught in the Crossfire,” reduces the risk o...

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Linkages Planning Guide (2005)

California families in crisis are not well served when faced with two service delivery systems—CalWORKs and Child Welfare—resulting in ...

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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 Official Statement for UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Public Health Institute (PHI) welcomes the priority theme of the fifty-seventh session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women,...

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Women, Youth and Children's Health at the Public Health Institute: Examples of Impact

This overview summarizes PHI's work in women, youth and children's health - one of PHI's 11 focus areas - and highlights conc...

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