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The California Healthy Places Index (2018)

The California Healthy Places Index (HPI), a resource developed by the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, is a powerful new tool t...

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The California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review: Report from 2002 to 2007 Maternal Death Reviews (2018)

After a steady rise in maternal mortality from 1999-2006, California has observed a sustained decline in maternal mortality, from a high of 16...

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A Hidden Problem: Lead-Poisoned Children in the United States (2017)

Explore the study findings with interactive maps from PHI's California Environmental Health Tracking Program ...

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Association of Paid Sick Leave Laws With Foodborne Illness Rates (2017)

Introduction Previous studies suggest an association between paid sick leave (PSL) and better population health, including fewer infectious...

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Core Metrics Pilot Project Final Report (2017)

The Blue Shield of California Foundation sponsored an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop on core metrics which led to the formation of an IO...

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A Tale of Two Cities: Access to Care and Services Among African-American Transgender Women in Oakland and San Francisco (2015)

Transgender women face institutional and individual discrimination and stigma across a wide variety of contexts, impacting their health and well-be...

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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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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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First Book on Alcohol-Related Injuries in the Americas (2013)

Alcohol Research Group (ARG) associate director Cheryl Cherpitel, DrPH, was chief editor on the first book to focus on alcohol and injuries in...

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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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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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Public Health Data Solutions Overview (2012)

Data is the foundation of sound decision making, especially when tackling complex health issues. Organizations have literally hundreds of thousands...

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Regression Analysis and Causal Inference: Cause for Concern? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (2012)

This Viewpoints article from Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health provides a critical review of the uses and misuses of regression analys...

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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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Health Reform and Local Health Departments: Opportunities for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010)

A number of forces are reshaping local public health systems including state and national health reform debates and legislation, the economy, natio...

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

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

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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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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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Patterns of Clinically Significant Symptoms of Depression among Heavy Users of Alcohol and Cigarettes (2009)

Abstract  Depression is among the most prevalent and treatable diseases, and it is associated with cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol use. ...

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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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Adults with Serious Psychological Distress in California (2008)

Understanding mental illnesses is an important component of disease prevention and health promotion. Mental illnesses are associated with disabilit...

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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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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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