Public Health Institute
February 29, 2012

The Public Health Institute (PHI) will bring together leading health experts on March 19 and 20 to discuss one of the most pressing public heath challenges facing the world: the growing burden of non-communicable disease (NCD) and its impact on children.   


I invite you to join us and add your voice to this critical dialogue. Further details and resources are provided below.  


Mary A. Pittman, DrPH
President & CEO
Public Health Institute

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 NCD Child Conference

Creating a healthier future for children and adolescents:   

A roadmap beyond the UN Summit on NCDs



March 19-20, 2012



The California Endowment - Oakland Conference Center   

1111 Broadway, 7th Fl, Oakland, CA 94607



Dr. Mary A. Pittman, Public Health Institute  

Sir George Alleyne, Pan American Health Organization

Dr. Gene Bukhman, Partners in Health and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Robert Blum, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Dr. Felicia Knaul, Harvard Medical School, Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries

Kate Armstrong, Caring and Living as Neighbors




More Information on PHI's Work on NCDs


PHI was  one of a select group of non-governmental organizations chosen to attend the United Nations' first High-Level Meeting on NCDs in September 2011. Access these PHI resources to learn more and join the conversation around NCDs:  

  • PHI's press release in advance of the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs called on the UN to seize this historic opportunity to provide a roadmap for preventing and treating NCDs 
  • PHI's social media site, Dialogue4Health, features a series of blogs by members of PHI's board of directors, principal investigators/program directors and senior staff on a variety of topics related to NCDs