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  • Four Presentations from the 2016 NNPHI Annual Conference: Making the NNPHI “Refrigerator Door Collage”

    A confession: we’re a little sentimental, here at NNPHI. Sentimentality is hard to avoid when we consider that 2017 marks the 16th year of the NNPHI Annual Conference; that’s sixteen years of trial and error, community building and, most importantly, the advancement of public health. One might even say that we feel like proud mothers gushing […]

  • We Launched Our New Healthy Schools Program: Here’s What We Know So Far

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), many of today’s and tomorrow’s leading causes of death, disease, and disability—including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, depression, violence, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS/STI— can be significantly reduced by preventing six behaviors: Tobacco use Behavior that results in injury and violence Alcohol and substance use Dietary and hygienic […]

  • Our Public Health Network Continues to Lift Up Humanity

    The 2016 election cycle reminds us just how contentious democratic processes can be, and historians and political scientists will study November’s election for years to come. Moving into 2017 and beyond, we will have to navigate the challenges related to the new administration’s plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, to diverge from […]

  • Cut the Sodium: Highlights from the “Connecting Public Health and the Food Industry Web Form Series”

    The evidence against excessive sodium intake just keeps coming. Consuming too much sodium can raise blood pressure levels, contribute to hypertension and inevitably increase risk of heart disease and stroke—the two leading causes of death in the world. Excessive sodium intake is also associated with osteoporosis, stomach cancer, and kidney disease. Still, the average American […]

  • 7 Ways that NNPHI Collaborates and Partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ― Helen Keller Teamwork, systems thinking, and supporting entrepreneurship are values at the core of NNPHI and we are committed to aligning a broad range of partners, including the federal government, in the passionate pursuit of collective social good. For over a decade, […]

  • Staying Healthy at Work: Success and Physical Activity in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Utah

    About our Assessment of Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Worksite Physical Activity Project In 2014, NNPHI was funded to conduct an Assessment of Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Worksite Physical Activity in collaboration with CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). The purpose of the project was to identify key facilitators and barriers […]

  • Collective Impact: Making Peace with the Gray Area

    This fall NNPHI sent three staff members to the Tamarack Institute’s Second Annual Collective Impact Summit in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. I was one of the lucky ones able to attend, along with my colleagues Erin Marziale and Jennifer McKeever. I learned all about collective impact among folks from a wide variety of disciplines, all […]

  • What is Cross-Sector Collaboration?

    Multi-sector/cross-sector, and public-private partnerships are critical to reaching our population health. National leaders and funders, including the Institute of Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Prevention Strategy, have recently underscored the need for public-private partnerships to address the social determinants of health. We bring people and organizations together NNPHI’s member institutes are […]

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