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  • 18 Nov 2011 10:34 AM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)
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  • 17 Nov 2011 4:20 PM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)
  • 14 Nov 2011 1:09 PM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)
    The PA Public Health Training Center is offering the 2011 Winter Management Institute. Please see their web site for more information
  • 14 Nov 2011 1:02 PM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)

    American Lung Association Hails Bipartisan  Rejection of Clean Air Rollback56 U.S. Senators vote to protect public health  Statement of Paul G. Billings, Vice President of National Policy and Advocacy,American Lung Association WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2011) – 

    Today, a clear bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate stood up for the health of our children and rejected the attempts by big corporate polluters and their allies in Congress to block clean air safeguards.  Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) S.J. Res. 27 was soundly rejected by a 41 to 56 vote of the Senate. This vote is a clear rejection of efforts to block commonsense clean air health protections.  With six Republican Senators and 50 of their Democratic colleagues voting against this outrageous attack on public health, we are encouraged to see a growing number of legislators on both sides of the aisle recognizing the importance of putting clean air ahead of corporate interests.   Had it passed and become law, the measure would have blocked the scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing standards to address pollution that drifts across state lines. 

    The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule became final this summer and will address pollution that is emitted in one state and contributes to air quality problems in neighboring states.  Public health protections such as the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule have ensured the Clean Air Act has a proven track record of success.  In fact, this measure will prevent up to 34,000 premature deaths, 400,000 asthma attacks, 15,000 heart attacks, and 19,000 hospital visits each year starting in 2014.   Today’s Senate action stands in stark contrast to the repeated efforts by the House of Representatives to rollback health protections.  The American people want a Congress that looks out for them, not big corporate polluters.  America’s children can’t afford to wait any longer for clean air.###

    About the American Lung AssociationNow in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy.For more information about the American Lung Association, a Charity Navigator Four StarCharity and holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support thework it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit

  • 03 Nov 2011 12:40 PM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)

    Public Health in the Digital Age. The last in this series of seminars to be held November 10, 2011

    Will Cutting Edge Technology Innovation Drive Change in the Health Care System?

    November 10th (Thursday) 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street Afternoon snack will be provided

    Featuring Matthew Holt
    Author, The Health Care Blog
    Co-Chairman, Health 2.0: Conference, the Media Network, the Innovation Community

    Matthew Holt has spent around 20 years in health care as a researcher, generalist forecaster, and strategist. He’s conducted in-depth studies about the health care market, information technology and policy for public release and private clients. He learned from some of the best in forecasting, policy and survey organizations, like Institute for the Future and Harris Interactive. But these days he’s best known as the author of The Health Care Blog and as the co-founder of the Health2.0 Conference.

    The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system. Since its beginning in 2007, Health 2.0 has served as a community resource for search and online tools to help consumers manage their health and connect to providers. Now that the industry has caught up, Health 2.0 covers the entire cloud, web, mobile and unplatforms technology revolution that is shaking up every sector of health care. For more, visit

  • 03 Nov 2011 10:11 AM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)

    Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced two initiatives - the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Advance Payment Model – that will support providers in forming Accountable Care Organizations. The two initiatives reflect the significant input from stakeholders as well as lessons learned from innovators in the private sector.   To aid organizations interested in becoming Accountable Care Organizations, CMS is offering the third Accelerated Development Learning Session on November 17-18 in Baltimore.  

    Join CMS Administrator Dr. Don Berwick at the November 17-18 ACO Accelerated Development Learning Session Register at:  The ACO Accelerated Development Learning Sessions are free sessions designed to teach providers interested in becoming ACOs what steps they can take to improve care delivery and how to develop an action plan for moving toward providing better coordinated care.  The content at each ACO Learning Session is repetitive and is not part of an ongoing series. 

    What:             Final ACO Accelerated Development Learning Session
    When:            November 17-18
    Where:           Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)                        
                         7500 Security Boulevard,  Baltimore, MD  

    For more information, to register, or to view the plenary sessions from the first ACO ADLS session, please visit the ADLS website

  • 07 Jun 2011 12:33 PM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)


    2011 Public Health Institute


    Preparing for the Unthinkable

    What are the public health implications of the disaster in Haiti?
    How do those compare to Japan?
    What can we learn from these recent catastrophic events?


    2011 Public Health Institutes


    July 14th, Holiday Inn Conference Center (Lehigh Valley)
    July 21st, Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey (Hershey/Harrisburg)
    July 28th, Regional Learning Alliance (Pittsburgh area)

    Each PHI is tentatively scheduled for 8a-4:30p.



    Objectives of the Public Health Institute include:

    • Enhancing the knowledge and skills of public health professionals
    • Building the public health preparedness capabilities in PA
    • Promoting opportunities for networking



    Target Audience: All Pennsylvania Department of Health staff, County/Municipal Health Department staff, SHIP Affiliated Partnerships, health and medical professionals, school nurses, emergency management leaders, and other professionals involved with or interested in public health preparedness efforts in the Commonwealth



    • Free of charge
    • Continuing education credits, available



    More information coming soon on

    We look forward to your participation!


  • 07 Jun 2011 12:25 PM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)
    Middle School and High School Students get involed in Public Health. Download contest information PPHA-NPHW-Student Contest.pdf
    Statewide organizations get involved in PPHA contest. Download information PPHA-_NPHW Organizations.pdf

    Please distribute to schools, student organizations and the public health community.

    For more information contact:
    Andrea Imperatore
  • 11 Mar 2011 4:14 PM | PPHA Admin (Administrator)
    Exploring Best Practices in Research Integrity
    Monday, April 4, 2011
    9 AM – 2:15 PM
    Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel
    201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
    Join the member organizations of Professionals for the Public Interest to explore the impact of multiple influences on research integrity in three fields: the hard sciences and engineering, public health, and education. Experts in each will outline challenges to research integrity and invite your input in breakout sessions. What best practices might enable stakeholders to create an environment that respects research integrity?
    This PftPI Forum will use the Singapore Statement on research integrity from the Second World Conference on Research Integrity as a starting point. The outcomes will be available for research professionals to use in their own workplaces and may inform the deliberations of the Third World Conference on Research Integrity, tentatively scheduled for 2013.
    Featured Speakers
    Philip J. Langlais, Ph.D.
    Professor, Old Dominion University
    Co-Founder and Co-Director, National Advisory Panel on Research Integrity
    Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH
    President, American Public Health Association
    Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health
    Kyle Snow, Ph.D.
    Senior Scholar and Director, Center for Applied Research,
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
     Doug Lederman
    Editor, Inside Higher Ed
    This event is FREE and open to the public with advance registration. Lunch will be served to registered guests.To register, go to
    For more information, contact Jennifer Dorning at or 202-638-0320 x. 114.
    PftPI thanks the organizations that planned this Forum:
    American Association for the Advancement of Science • American Federation of Teachers
    • American Public Health Association • Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO •
    IEEE-USA • National Association for the Education of Young Children
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