January 2011 Blog Posts (22)

Front-of-Package Labeling Exposed - Strategic Alliance January Newsletter :: 2011

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Added by Star Tiffany on January 31, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Global Health Council Blog on NCDs

For those following the threat of non communicable diseases, especially in developing countries, you may be interested in a blog post on this subject by Global Health Council Policy Manager Craig Moscetti.


Is this an "AIDS Moment" for NCDs?


"Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are arguably one of the greatest threats to global health and economic development in the coming decades and many in the global health community are hoping the…


Added by Jeff Meer on January 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Fielding and Seffrin Appointed by President Obama to Serve as Members of Advisory Group :: Partnership for Prevention


January 26, 2011

Media Contact: Laura Diamond

Ph: 202-375-7818

Email: LDiamond@prevent.org



Added by Star Tiffany on January 27, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

World Economic Forum Event to Focus on Non Communicable Diseases

For those interested in the ongoing global discussion concerning the impact of non communicable diseases, there is an event scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 27 at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on this subject.  The event will be webcast live, beginning at 10 am Eastern Standard Time (9 am Central, 8 am Mountain, 7 am Pacific) at:…


Added by Jeff Meer on January 26, 2011 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

United Nations to Hold High Level Session on Non Communicable Diseases

Do you think that HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB are the world's top killers? Many people do, but they are also wrong. By far and away the globe's most potent causes of death, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), are chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. These together kill more than 35 million people every year, approximately 60 percent of all deaths worldwide. By comparison, in 2009, the infectious disease AIDS…


Added by Jeff Meer on January 24, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

DEADLINE EXTENDED: WHL-San Joaquin Valley Program Application Due :: Application Deadline: January 28, 2011

Center for Collaborative…

Added by Dialogue4Health on January 21, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Report predicts spike in hunger as a result of climate change

In what is being called an aggressive estimate of how climate change will affect agriculture, a new report by the Universal Ecological Fund argues that rising temperatures will diminish yields of the staple crops rice, wheat…


Added by Cameron Scott on January 21, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Hector Perez Receives PHI Innovation Award

January 11, 2011

Hector Perez Receives PHI Innovation Award

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that Hector Perez, MD, program coordinator of Puentes de Esperanza, is the recipient of the Adeline Hackett Innovations Initiative Small Grant Program for 2010 for a plan to stop the spread of multiple drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) among children.…


Added by Dialogue4Health on January 20, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments

RAMP Digest Volume 2, Number 3

Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) is a collaborative that promotes strategies for reducing asthma through a broad and comprehensive approach, which includes clinical management and environmental protection. RAMP brings together diverse…

Added by Dialogue4Health on January 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Call for Applications - 2012 APHA Fellowship in Government

APHA's Public Health Association

January 2011


On behalf of the American Public Health Association (APHA), it is my pleasure to announce the call for applications for the 2012 APHA Public…


Added by Star Tiffany on January 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

8-of-10 children's foods studied fail nutrition standards :: Prevention Institute

This study is being released through Strategic Alliance, a coalition of nutrition and physical activity advocates in California. The Strategic Alliance is shifting the debate on nutrition and physical activity

away from a primary focus on personal responsibility and individual choice to one that examines corporate and government practices and the role of the environment in shaping eating and activity behaviors. Find out more at…


Added by Star Tiffany on January 19, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

PHI Statement on 2011 State Budget Proposal

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January 10, 2011

PHI Statement on 2011 State Budget Proposal

In response to the governor’s release of a state budget proposal that would make significant cuts to health care and safety net programs, the Public Health Institute has committed to working with the Brown…


Added by Dialogue4Health on January 12, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Budget Leaders Need to Hear From Us! :: CPEHN :: Action Alert

Action Alert

On Monday, January 10th, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2011-12 proposed budget which includes deep cuts to health and human services programs. California’s Legislature plans to consider the Governor’s proposals in the next 60 days. If passed, the plan would authorize $12.5 billion in spending reductions for state programs on which our communities rely including Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, CalWORKs, and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). You can… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on January 12, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

Senseless Violence in Tucson :: Prevention Institute :: UNITY

Reprinted in full from the Huffington Post. UNITY and Prevention Institute extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and communities in Tucson, and to all those who have been touched by violence across the country.



Added by Star Tiffany on January 12, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

Food nutrition labeling news-weight loss, labeling meat & poultry, & improving use

There seems to be quite a bit taking place in America on the matter of nutrional information for consumers.

Meat may be labelled soon



Nutrition labels help with  weight loss regardless of exercise. …


Added by Estelle Menz on January 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Simultaneous prevention of 2 or more STDs is shown possible in two different research studies published this week


There is some really promising news this week about women-controlled prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV! Two unique scientific research studies were published that show the promise of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs), or prevention products that could offer simultaneous prevention of two or more sexual and reproductive health needs, namely STDs, including…


Added by Bethany Young Holt on January 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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