The CPHI Digest
May 3, 2016
CPHI Events
2016 Summer Institute

GIS & Public Health
Applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Public Health Research, Practice, and Public Policy

June 1-3, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Pennsylvania Campus

By the end of the 3-day Institute, participants will be able to:
  • Understand a broad range of ways that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be applied to public health research, practice, and public policy
  • Critically analyze maps and research results developed using GIS
  • Learn how to create and analyze thematic maps, geocode addresses, and conduct basic queries
  • Implement a variety of field data collection methods used in GIS such as handheld GPS technology
  • Develop individual research agendas which incorporate GIS methods
Please review the agenda and for more information, visit our website.
*Full Institute/Full Institute (student) options are no longer available as all lab seats are filled.*
*Lectures Only Registration is still available.*
CPHI Fellows in the News


Senior Fellow Daniel Polsky co-authored a paper examining the ways consumers make choices on health insurance Marketplaces.








Senior Fellow Kathleen Noonan , Associate Fellow Kristen Feemster ,  and colleagues released a new brief addressing barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and provides recommendations on how to increase HPV vaccination rates.






Associate Fellow  Allison Karpyn  is a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar. She will work in the Bahamas to increase support for local agriculture, improve resident health, and promote local foods.







Want to become a CPHI Fellow?
CPHI welcomes new voices and representations from various sectors related to health. 
To become a Fellow, please visit our website and apply!

Other Public Health Events

Thursday, May 5, 2016; 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Digital Health Evolution Conference 2016
Location: The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
This year's Digital Health Evolution Conference focuses on "New Frontiers for Building Community Health Networks." Explore the challenges and opportunities experienced by technology and healthcare stakeholders who are solving America's growing chronic disease crisis. Register here.  

Thursday, May 5, 2016; 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America
Location: Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Join Dr. Arnold Eiser in conversation with Professor Ross Koppel on The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America.

Monday, May 9, 2016; 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Making the Connection: Climate Changes, Allergies, and Asthma
Location: Webinar
APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The first webinar will address how climate change conditions impact allergies and asthma. Register here.

Monday, May 9, 2016; 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Conversation on Racism
Location: Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, President of the American Public Health Association and Research Director on social determinants of health and equity at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, will discuss how to incorporate racism into the conversation around achieving health equity. Register here.

Monday, May 16, 2016; 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Zika Virus: History, Emergence of Neurologic Disease, and Threat to the Americas
Location: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Two experts will discuss how the virus has spread and how we can control the outbreak.  Register here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MyDiaText: Text Messaging for Youth with Diabetes
Location: University of Pennsylvania, Blockley Hall Room 235, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA
The UPenn Prevention Research Center takes a look into the development and success of MyDiaText, an interdisciplinary SMS texting project developed by students and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania and clinicians from the Diabetes Center for Children at CHOP. Register here
Innovations & Resources in the Field
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney  has proposed a 3 cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages as part of his budget proposal as a way of funding much needed programs for children and families in Philadelphia's neighborhoods. Please find the details about the Mayor's budget plan here: how the tax would work, exactly how the revenue would be used, and answers to some common questions.

After reviewing, please take a moment and fill out a brief survey about the Mayor's budget proposal. The survey was put together by Temple's Institute for Survey Research as part of their "Be Heard Philly" project, with input from The Philadelphia CitizenYoung Involved Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new voluntary guidelines for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain, in response to America's rampant prescription drug crisis. Twelve recommendations were developed for primary care providers, who account for prescribing nearly half of all opioid prescriptions, to offer patients alternative treatments for pain, such as non-addictive, non-opioid painkillers and physical therapy. 
Public Health Job & Fellowship Opportunities

Data Analyst & Epidemiologist
Philadelphi a , PA 
The University of Pennsylvania's Student Health Service is looking for a candidate to analyze data to inform disease prevention efforts; identify disease patterns to help develop interventions; support ongoing health and wellness programs in evaluation; and monitor and report various conditions required by the City, State, and Federal public health authorities. Read more.

Public Health Epidemiologist
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
The Bucks County Department of Health seeks a candidate to expand Bucks County's public health preparedness planning efforts. Read more.

Program Analyst - Health Policy
Multiple Locations
Mathematica Policy Research has openings for program analysts in the health research division. Program analysts will manage projects, coordinate project activities, and provide logistical, operational, and analytical support to the research teams. Read more.
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