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Vector Agencies Zika Announcement

February 02, 2017
Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. (PHFE) on behalf of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been awarded funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) for Infectious Diseases cooperative agreement to enhance invasive Aedes mosquito surveillance and control in California.

The Vector Control Agencies are invited to apply for these one-time ELC funds to enhance local Zika vector control activities.
There are two tiers of funding: 1) Tier I is for local vector control agencies that detected Aedes aegypti and/or albopictus within the jurisdiction in 2016; and 2) Tier II is for local vector control agencies at risk for invasion and establishment of invasive Aedes.

Attached to this email please find information on application for funding and application documents. Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, February 23, 2017 by COB via email. Applications will be reviewed and the Agency notified of funding approved by March 10, 2017.

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 1:30 PM


Vector Agencies Zika Guidance Tier 1

February 02, 2017
Vector Agencies Zika Guidance Tier 1

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 1:30 PM


Vector Agencies Application Zika Response Tier 1

February 02, 2017
Vector Agencies Application Zika Response Tier 1

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 1:30 PM


Vector Agencies Zika Budget Tier 1

February 02, 2017
Vector Agencies Zika Budget Tier 1

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 1:29 PM


Vector Agencies Zika Announcement

February 02, 2017
Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. (PHFE) on behalf of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been awarded funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) for Infectious Diseases cooperative agreement to enhance invasive Aedes mosquito surveillance and control in California.

The Vector Control Agencies are invited to apply for these one-time ELC funds to enhance local Zika vector control activities.
There are two tiers of funding: 1) Tier I is for local vector control agencies that detected Aedes aegypti and/or albopictus within the jurisdiction in 2016; and 2) Tier II is for local vector control agencies at risk for invasion and establishment of invasive Aedes.

Attached to this email please find information on application for funding and application documents. Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, February 23, 2017 by COB via email. Applications will be reviewed and the Agency notified of funding approved by March 10, 2017.

Download RFP >>
Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 1:17 PM


Vector Agencies Zika Guidance Tier 2

February 02, 2017
Vector Agencies Zika Guidance Tier 2

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 1:15 PM


Vector Agencies Application Zika Response Tier 2

February 02, 2017
Vector Agencies Application Zika Response Tier 2

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 1:15 PM


Vector Agencies Zika Budget Tier 2

February 02, 2017
Vector Agencies Zika Budget Tier 2

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 1:14 PM


LHD Zika Application Announcement

February 02, 2017
Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. (PHFE) on behalf of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been awarded funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) for Infectious Diseases cooperative agreement (grant number 6NU50CK000410-03-06) to enhance state and Local Health Department (LHD) response to Zika, targeted to epidemiology and surveillance, laboratory, and Zika registry activities. A total of $3,000,000 is available to LHDs for Zika response.

Attached below, please find information on applying for funding and application documents. Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, February 16, 2017 by COB via email. Applications will be reviewed and the LHD notified of approved funding by March 1, 2017


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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 10:47 AM


LHD Zika Application Guidance

February 02, 2017
LHD Zika Application Guidance

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 10:46 AM


LHD Zika Application Response

February 02, 2017
LHD Zika Application Response

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 10:45 AM


LHD Zika Application Budget

February 02, 2017
LHD Zika Application Budget

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Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 10:45 AM


PHFE Partners with the U.S. Surgeon General to Turn the Tide on Opioid Addiction

August 08, 2016

This week, the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, announced a new, coordinated effort to turn the tide on opioid addiction, and launched an interactive website to reach the health care community in partnership with two national nonprofit organizations--Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). ‘Turn the Tide Rx’ focuses on concrete steps providers can take to help curb the troubling rates of addiction and overdose from opioids in America. In 2014, more than 47,000 individuals in the U.S. died from drug overdoses—the highest number recorded. More than half of drug overdoses in 2014 involved some type of opioid. Placed in context, the number of deaths are increasingly alarming: more people died of drug overdose than car crashes (34,000) gun violence (34,000) and HIV/AIDS during the pandemic’s peak in the 1990s (42,000).

The Surgeon General’s campaign focuses on the role that prescription opiates play in the worsening trends related to opioid addiction. Opioid prescriptions have increased by 300 percent since 1999 without an overall change in reported pain, according to the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control. Nearly 249 million prescriptions for opioids were written in 2014, enough for every adult in America to have a bottle of pills. And while the U.S. accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, Americans consume approximately 80% of the world’s supply of opioids.

With a crisis as extensive and widespread as the opioid crisis in the United States, the Surgeon General realized that he could not tackle this challenge alone. As such, he reached out to two organizations that focus everyday on addressing large public health challenges as part of their core mission—either through innovative direct service provision or in partnership with researchers and government agencies. PHFE, based on the West Coast and IHI, based on the East Coast, both focus on working with partners to improve the health of communities through prevention, education, and research. Both agencies stepped up as early partners in helping to build the website, shape core messaging and reach out to providers. The website includes a letter from the Surgeon General, asking prescribers to ‘Join the Movement;’ an opportunity for providers to join and receive tools and resources; links to treatment guidelines, fact sheets and check lists to assist providers in deploying best practices around pain management, as well as other resources; and an opportunity to share stories from the front lines. In addition to the website, the Surgeon General will embark on a tour of hardest-hit regions of the country in the coming months to discuss the opioid crisis and share solutions. For more information, visit www.turnthetiderx.com.


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Posted by Andy Wu at 12:05 PM


Welcome Project Pregnancy!

April 27, 2016
  PHFE would like to welcome our new client partner, Project Pregnancy! A UCLA medical student founded organization, Project Pregnancy is committed to increasing the amount of health literate pregnancy information available to the public. Project pregnancy offers comprehensive resources for mothers-to-be via a free mobile application to be released in early Summer 2016.

The app contains trustworthy information, all adapted from the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines and has unique features such as symptom tracking, suggested questions for the doctor and foods/drugs to be avoided during pregnancy. The Project Pregnancy app is also unique in that it rewards users for engaging with the app with coupons for groceries, baby items and even home-goods.

We are excited to partner with Project Pregnancy and support them in their effort to be a free pregnancy health resource to the community!
Posted by Lily Paramaunt at 3:22 PM


 
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