Mary Pittman, DrPH, CEO of the Public Health Institute, has been named an Expert Advisor to the new Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force. The Task Force was established pursuant to an Executive Order issued by Governor Brown and is charged with developing a 10-year plan to make Californians healthier.
The Task Force will be co-chaired by California…Continue
On January 17, 2012, the Public Health Institute's Elizabeth Emerson received the 2011 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Marin County Human Rights Commission for her advocacy in California and around the world to advance the right of children to live in smoke-free environments. She also received Certificates of Special Recognition from the California State Assembly, California State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Emerson co-leads PHI's Smoke-Free International…Continue
At the 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference held last week in San Diego, Lori Dorfman sounded a clear warning: Kids are exposed to more junk food marketing than ever, with a veritable onslaught of advertisements delivered online and through a variety of digital media platforms. Dorfman, who directs PHI’s Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG), called on public…Continue
This year’s National Public Health Week focuses on injury prevention. Debates on how to best prevent injuries often circle back to alcohol use, which is now widely recognized as an important contributing factor. This is due, in large part, to researchers like Dr. Cheryl Cherpitel, who has been investigating the relationship between alcohol and injury around the world for decades.
Dr. Cherpitel, who is associate director of…