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Alcohol

 PHI programs bring 50+ years of expertise in researching the economic and health impacts of alcohol in order to inform prevention and policy ...

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Asthma

Asthma is a preventable health issue in the United States and across the globe—impacting adults and children, and resulting in acute and...

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Cancer

More than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year, and low-income communities and communities of color at highe...

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Chronic Disease

Chronic, non-communicable diseases—such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, obesity, and diabetes—are responsible for close to 75 percent...

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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. PHI advocates for healthy and climate-resilient communities tha...

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Community Development

Many of the social determinants that shape health also are tied to poverty, such as employment, education, housing, and the built environment. The ...

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Community Health

Many local environments—especially in low-income communities—limit access to healthy foods and provide few opportunities for physi...

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Disability

People with disabilities make valuable contributions to their communities. They have the right to full and unrestricted participation in society. I...

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Health Equity & Social Justice

Health is a fundamental human right. But in the U.S. and around the world, people of color, low-income communities, people with disabilities and ot...

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Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decisio...

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Heart Disease

Poor diet and physical inactivity are among the leading causes of preventable death in California and play a major role in a host of chronic diseas...

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Marijuana

PHI provides national leadership and guidance on cannabis policy development, implementation and analysis, in order to ensure that implementat...

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Media & Communications

The Public Health Institute understands that the ways in which the public’s health is presented in the media shapes our understanding of...

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Nutrition & Food Security

The Public Health Institute views nutrition and diet as fundamental building blocks to good health. We address nutrition, food security and the foo...

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Opioids

Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional death in the US, and opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. The Public Health Institute bel...

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Physical Activity

Physical inactivity plays a major role in a host of chronic diseases and health-threatening conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and...

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Population Health

Access to high-quality, affordable health care is critical. Yet health is also heavily determined by factors outside the doctor’s office, fro...

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Reproductive & Sexual Health

People who have more control over their childbearing and reproductive health have more control over their lives. Policies and programs that support...

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Rural Health

Rural communities face unique challenges to accessing quality health care and implementing sustainable policies to improve health outcomes. Many pu...

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School-based Efforts

The Public Health Institute champions community-based health solutions, working with partners to advance policy and environmental change strategies...

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Social Determinants of Health

Malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger often go hand-in-hand with obesity and chronic disease. Many vulnerable families live in neighborhoods tha...

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Technology & Telehealth

At the forefront of using technology to transform public health practice, the Public Health Institute builds the evidence base for applying digital...

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Tobacco

Today, tobacco is the only legal substance that, when used as intended, kills 6.3 million people per year. Tobacco is responsible for about one in ...

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Violence Prevention

Violence and perceptions of violence negatively impact individual lives and the entire health of a community—limiting physical activity oppor...

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