January 2012 Blog Posts (4)

PHI's Elizabeth Emerson Honored by Marin Human Rights Commission, U.S. House of Representatives for Work to Create Smoke-Free Environments for Children


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…


Added by Anne Sunderland on January 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

RAMP Digest — January 19, 2012



Added by Joel Ervice on January 18, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Reading at grade level by third grade: A social determinant of health?

The relationship between health and education is well-documented; however, public health limits its engagement with the education sector to activities related to interventions that contribute directly to population health measures such as immunizations and more recently healthier food choices on school grounds.  In public health, evidence is the impetus for action; however,…


Added by Marisel Brown on January 15, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Promoting Frontline Health Workers Helps in Disease Prevention

Many global health donors are focused on providing medicines, paying for diagnostic technologies, and building hospitals and clinics in places where few health care resources exist.  These items are critical to diagnosis and care, and are relatively easy to measure.  Donors like to fund them because they can be counted and named, and their benefits are well-known. The problem is that providing for only these tangible things does not by itself build the kind of global health architecture that…


Added by Jeff Meer on January 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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