June 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Intel launches health reform & technology video post SCOTUS

I wonder if this video was held in the "can" until the Supreme Court's health reform decision.  My question is: who is the target population for this message. The message seems a bit muted for the general population.  Seasoned health care sector practitioners are not easily swayed by high production values.  In any event, take a look.

Added by Marisel Brown on June 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

NO MORE WAITING TO EXHALE: Population health contingent weighs-in on SCOTUS ACA decision

A huge collective sigh of relief was heard across the nation this morning when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act will be the law of the land.  Foes and supporters will be pouring over gallons on of ink and gigabytes and information this weekend trying to determine the meaning and devilish details of the decision.  Below are are few same-day reactions from population health organizations across the country.  Click on the link after each quote to read complete…


Added by Marisel Brown on June 28, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What's the big deal about "greenspace"?



Added by Marisel Brown on June 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

RAMP Digest --June 21st, 2012


Added by Joel Ervice on June 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Everything Has a Time: Being a Girl in Liberia


We are pleased to invite you to view our latest AGALI video.  As you know, the AGALI team was recently in Liberia for our 2012 advocacy training.  We took the opportunity to visit one of our grantee’s projects while we were there. We were immediately both impressed and humbled by our visit at THINK’s Safe Home for Girls just outside of Monrovia.  The need for advocacy is great in Liberia and the work our Fellows are doing on behalf of girls is powerful.…


Added by lorena gomez-barris on June 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

PHI CEO Mary Pittman Named Expert Advisor to New Health Task Force Ordered by Governor Brown


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…


Added by Anne Sunderland on June 7, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Increasing opportunities for physical activity gets a boost from technology: BikeScore, WalkScore, & now ParkScore

Cross-sector collaboration is one of the latest buzz phrases in public health.  However, it is rare to hear of technology sector collaborations between healthy built environment advocates and technology types such as computer programmers and electrical engineers. Health care  has taken advantage of smartphone technology to help patients manage medical conditions; however,…


Added by Marisel Brown on June 7, 2012 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Vital Voices Global Partnership honors female leaders including AGALI Fellow Rosanna Schaack

Congratulations again to AGALI Liberia Fellow, Rosana Schaack, for her many achievements.  This prestigious award recognizes the amazing work she continues to do on behalf of adolescent girls!



Added by lorena gomez-barris on June 7, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

We Have a Global NCD Target: Now What?

As those who have followed the United Nations proceedings on non communicable diseases (NCDs) know, one piece of unfinished business is the establishment of global targets to help quantify the global response to this increasing epidemic. On May 25, the delegates to the World Health Assembly took a large step in that direction, by agreeing to the world's first NCD target.  As widely reported,…


Added by Jeff Meer on June 1, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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