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Public Health Institute Founded
The California Public Health Foundation (CPHF) incorporated as a California nonprofit to assist the state Department of Public Health (CDPH) in carrying out its mission.
Women Take Charge of Contraception
Birth control pill is most popular contraceptive method in U.S.
Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health
The U.S. Surgeon General's landmark report on smoking and health for the first time linked smoking with lung cancer and heart disease. Surgeon General Luther Terry's report is credited with beginning decades of public health efforts to reduce tobacco use in the United States.
California Health Interview Survey
PHI joined into partnership with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research to create and implement the continuous California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the largest omnibus population-based state health survey in the nation. CHIS provides crucial data on health status, conditions, insurance coverage, access to heatlh care and health behaviors for adults, adolescents and children in California.
Children's Oncology Group Coordinating Center Now a PHI Program
The Children's Oncology Group Coordinating Center provides central operations as well as statistical and data management for the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. This clinical trials group is supported by the National Cancer Institute.
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
These reports present an-depth look at the circumstances and events leading up to the deaths of young mothers from 2002 through 2007. They have resulted in the development and dissemination of toolkits designed to reduce morbidity and mortality related to postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia.
Summits for Women, Working Families Inform Policy Agenda
The California Center for Research on Women and Families (CCRWF) launched the annual Women's Policy Summit, working with dozens of advocates to produce policy recommendations to advance women's health, wealth and power. The Women's Policy Summit builds on a decade of work with partners through the Working Families Policy Summit.
No Time for Complacency
"No Time for Complacency: Teen Births in California" reported teen birth rates by legislative district - and, as a result, state policy makers began to recognize teen pregnancy as a local issue with concrete social and fiscal consequences.
PHI One of Best Places to Work in US
The NonProfit Times named the Public Health Institute one of the 50 best nonprofit workplaces in the United States.