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Energy Efficiency and Health: A Guide for Public Health and Health Care Professionals (2019)

Download the guide Housing conditions play a significant role in health. Public health and hea...

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Guidebook for Developing a Community Air Monitoring Network (2018)

Download the guidebook Air pollution is a major threat to human health worldwide, and communit...

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Case Studies: Asthma Environmental Interventions for School-Based Health Centers (2017)

Asthma affects over 7 million children nationwide and is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. Even children with the best medicall...

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Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation: Lessons Learned from the Field (2017)

Asthma is a common chronic condition affecting over 25 million people across the country. Unfortunately, those suffering the greatest asthma burden...

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The Imperial County Community Air Monitoring Network: A Model for Community-based Environmental Monitoring for Public Health Action (2017)

Communities and regulatory agencies are discovering the utility of small, low-cost environmental sensors that are able to provide real-time informa...

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Climate and Health Posters (2016)

What does climate change have to do with allergies, heart health, heat-related diseases, asthma and our food? Created by PHI's Center ...

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PHI's Linda Rudolph on "Climate Health, Your Health: Prevention Is Protection" (2016)

Climate disruption is not only a threat to the planet's ecosystems, but is harming our health.  Dr. Linda Rudolph from PHI's ...

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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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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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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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Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in California Children (2015)

Children are generally more susceptible than adults to environmental hazards, but little is known about the economic burden of illnesses related to...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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