PI's new report about community trauma provides insight into timely issues like high rates of gun violence in inner cities; protests in Ferguson, Baltimore, and elsewhere; and systemic poverty, unemployment and poor health in communities of color. It also offers solutions.
PI's Larry Cohen comments on the film--Concussion--which tells the story of one doctor’s research into traumatic brain injuries suffered by football players, and his crusade to educate the nation about the dangers of its most popular sport and challenge the National Football League (NFL) to protect its athletes.
PI applauds the Surgeon General's leadership and vision on walkability, showing that regular physical activity can help prevent or manage chronic disease, boost quality of life, connect community members to one another and neighborhood resources, and close gaps in health and safety.
PI applauds the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for voting to require warning labels on soda advertisements, ban soda advertisements on city property, and bar the city from spending money on soda, and the Davis City Council for approving an ordinance making milk and water the default beverage options for kids’ meals.
On Wednesday, May 6th, advocates from across the state will converge at the Capitol for ENACT Day 2015. ENACT Day is a prime opportunity for community coalitions, grassroots organizers, and advocates to develop policy advocacy skills.
PI's Larry Cohen and ten other California public health and health equity leaders sent a strong letter of support to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for its campaign against e-cigarettes. This letter came together quickly and the small group of signatories represents many of our colleagues and community members across the state who equally appreciate the effort of CDPH.
Read our Op-Ed, published in several newspapers in the San Francisco area, which argues that NFL player Chris Borland sent an important message to youth when he retired from football due to concerns about head injuries.
The Martin Luther King III Institute for Social Justice and Human Rights and the CDC-funded Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) honor April 4th as a date of remembrance by announcing a joint two-year initiative to reduce violence affecting youth across the country.
April 4th Revisited: Saving Lives Building Dreams! is the country's first national Town Hall Meeting on preventing violence affecting youth using a public health approach and advancing the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.