October 2009 Blog Posts (19)

Public Health Institute Newletter, October 29, 2009

1) WHAT’S NEW: Check out new items on PHI Web site

a) PHI supports call to address health impact of climate change

b) Public Health Trust announces new leadership

c) Berkeley Media Studies Group contributes to new report on cereal companies’ marketing to kids



2) PROGRAM NEWS:

a) CaMI reports on sexual and reproductive prevention technologies’ symposium

b) Occupational Health Branch identifies safer pest control methods



3) RESEARCH TOOLS… Continue

Added by Dialogue4Health on October 30, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Congratulations to the Prevention Institute! 12 years!



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Added by Dialogue4Health on October 30, 2009 at 4:11pm — No Comments

"Health Care vs. Sick Care" Ad Campaign Launched by Partnership and TFAH

Partnership for Prevention and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has launched a new ad campaign entitled "Health Care vs. Sick Care."



"Americans don't just want a health system that treats them when they're sick. They want a health system that works to help them stay well,” said Rob Gould, PhD, President and CEO of Partnership for Prevention. “We hope Congress recognizes what we say in this ad: that real health reform starts with… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on October 28, 2009 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Don't Give E-Cigs a Pass

USA Today ran a front page story on Oct. 26 detailing the growing controversy posed by electronic cigarettes. Proponents claim the cigarette alternative is safe and shouldn’t be regulated. Public health officials want the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with its new authority over tobacco products, to test and regulate e-cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on October 27, 2009 at 7:56am — No Comments

WashPost Letter by Partnership Member Supports Healthy Lifestyle Discounts

Healthy-lifestyle discounts "are critical to health reform and must become the norm for health insurance,” Sami Beg, associate medical director of U.S. Preventive Medicine, said in a letter to The Washington Post.



Beg expressed support for rewarding “people who adopt healthy behaviors, such as enrolling in smoking cessation or nutrition classes and participating in… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on October 26, 2009 at 9:54am — No Comments

Flash Mob Die-In: Lying Down to Stand Up for REAL Health Care Reform @UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza

Flash Mob Die-In



When and Where: 12 pm Tuesday, October 27 at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza (within 50 ft of the fountain)



Lying Down to Stand Up for REAL Health Care Reform



Every year, 44,000 people in the United States die due to lack of health insurance, that's one person every 12 minutes. To raise awareness about this issue we are holding a 12-minute Die-In at UC Berkeley.



For more info:… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on October 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Problems Unique to Adolescents Overlooked in Delivery of Clinical Preventive Services

A new study commissioned by Partnership for Prevention finds that too little attention is paid to improving the delivery of clinical preventive services to adolescents by addressing problems unique to that population. The review article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine also finds that most of the clinical preventable services that are recommended for adolescents don’t have good evidence… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on October 26, 2009 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

Public Health Institute Newletter, October 9, 2009

1) WHAT’S NEW: PHI’s Buck Tobacco Sponsorship Project applauds decision to end big tobacco marketing at rodeos

2) PROGRAM NEWS: New report shows health care reform will help four million uninsured adults and children in California

3) PHI AROUND THE WORLD: Center on International Tobacco Control Director presents effects of tobacco tax in Hong Kong

4) PHI POLICY CORNER: PHI urges President Obama to support community prevention in health… Continue

Added by Dialogue4Health on October 21, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Obesity and health reform briefing - this Friday

This Friday, Trust for America’s Health is hosting an obesity and health reform briefing, featuring Dr. Mark McClellan, Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Experts at the briefing will discuss the findings of TFAH's 2009 annual obesity report, the importance of containing obesity costs through health reform, and… Continue

Added by Carmen Rita Nevarez on October 20, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

MEETING PRESENTATION SLIDES: National Physical Activity Plan Meeting Washington, D.C. 7/1 - 7/2/09

The National Physical Activity Plan Conference featured a keynote address by Howard Koh, MD, Assistant Secretary of HHS. Experts from across the nation represented eight societal sectors including public health, healthcare, education, business and industry, mass media, nonprofits, transportation/community planning, and recreation/fitness/sports. In working sessions structured around these sectors delegates drafted preliminary recommendations for policies, practices and initiatives that will… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on October 16, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

REPORT: Obesity & Food Technology prepared by the American Council on Science & Health

We've heard a good deal of conflicting information & points of view re: the food processing industrial complex. Some say the industry is out to make money on the malnourished bodies of the planet. Others say food technology is responsible for finding ways of fortifying food with nutrients and giving us pasteurization on an industrial scale.



Now comes a report from the American Council on Science & Health. Friend or foe.........who knows? The Council released a report on the… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on October 16, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A working class version of Whole Foods---capital can make it happen

Why isn't there a working class version of Whole Foods? This may change if capital is made availble to community-based entrepreneurs. While farmer's markets are touted as an effective solution to improve access to fresh fruits/veggies, the fact remains the masses prefer prepared meals.



Time and little talent in the culinary arts are barriers to preparing tasty & healthy meals. This is the case for the working soccer mom or the minimum wage-earning dad who stays home with the kids… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on October 16, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

So Cool! Love this campaign - 2010 "This is Public Health" Calendars Available!

Order Form

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I think this is a great campaign and I wanted to share the following with you!



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Based on the overwhelming enthusiasm for the “This is Public Health” campaign, we decided to develop a calendar using the inspiring photos that were uploaded to the Flickr… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on October 16, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Public Health Institute Newletter, October 9, 2009

1) WHAT’S NEW: PHI elects new board members

2) PROGRAM NEWS:

a) ARG researcher to give keynote on lessons learned from research on sober living houses

b) CHDS director to present at international conference on environmental links to disease

3) PHI AROUND THE WORLD: IHP trains adolescent leaders in Guatemala

4) POLICY CORNER: PHI testifies to Air Resources Board panel about public health co-benefits of cap-and-trade program

5) BOARD OF DIRECTORS NEWS: Board chair… Continue

Added by Dialogue4Health on October 9, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Public Health Institute Newletter, October 1, 2009

1) WHAT’S NEW: PHI observes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2) PROGRAM NEWS:

a) BMSG releases two new reports

b) Project LEAN creates new resources for California schools

3) WEBINAR ALERTS:

a) Dialogue4Health to host Healthy People 2020 forum

b) CCRWF to host child care and early learning webinar

4) PHI IN THE NEWS: PHI Cares’ gift to cyclist’s cause makes… Continue

Added by Dialogue4Health on October 9, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Calorie Postings Don’t Change Habits, Study Finds

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
Published: October 6, 2009

"A study of New York City’s pioneering law on posting calories in restaurant chains suggests that when it comes to deciding what to order, people’s stomachs are more powerful than their brains. ..."

Link to the NYTimes article
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/nyregion/06calories.html?_r=1

Added by Star Tiffany on October 6, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

AIDS Vaccine Trials, Fruit and Veggie Consumption Failures Named "Best, Worst Prevention Ideas of the Week"

Interesting Best and Worst ideas from the Partnership for Prevention!



"The surprising results of AIDS vaccine trials in Thailand were named Partnership for Prevention's "Best Prevention Idea of the Week," while the failure by all 50 states to meet fruit and vegetable consumption targets was named “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week.”





The Best/Worst Idea awards are a regular feature of Prevention… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on October 6, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research.



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Added by Star Tiffany on October 2, 2009 at 9:34am — No Comments

Fearful of Health Care Reform

The talk of the new health care reform really scares me. I am concerned that we will not be able to get the kind of health care that we need. What if you have a blockage and are in need of Heart surgery. Will you be eligible for the procedure if you are 90? This stuff really scares me. What advice would you give me to help me understand this?

Added by Cindy Fallsen on October 1, 2009 at 6:06pm — No Comments

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