Mar 28
2017

Upcoming Forum on March 28: Community Health Workers and Population Health in Virginia

Events and Webinars

The Institute for Public Health Innovation, with support from the National Network of Public Health Institutes, will host a forum on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM EST titled, “A Forum on Community Health Workers and Population Health in Virginia: A convening of leaders to discuss GO! >

Feb 23
2017

Virginia Governor Signs Harm Reduction and Syringe Access Bills into Law

News Coverage and Publications

On February 23, 2017 Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a set of bills that aim to stem Virginia’s growing opioid epidemic. One of the bills signed into law, HB2317, allows local departments of health to administer harm reduction and syringe access programs in parts of the state with very high rates GO! >

Feb 15
2017

Richmond City Food Policy Analysis – Report Released

News Coverage and Publications

Since 2015, the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) has worked to use its expertise and experience in food access and health equity to conduct a local food policy analysis and develop policy recommendations to promote equitable access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate GO! >

Jan 30
2017

Virginia CHW Advocacy Day

Events and Webinars

Sentara Regional Medical Center CHWs and CHW Supervisors from Rockingham County On January 30th, IPHI hosted the first Community Health Worker (CHW) Advocacy Day at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond, VA. Thirty participants from around the state attended the event and met with 20 GO! >

Jan 26
2017

IPHI Hosts VA Syringe Access Advocacy Meeting

Events and Webinars

On Thursday, January 26th IPHI will hold an open meeting in Richmond, VA to discuss providing support for anticipated state legislation that would legalize syringe access in Virginia. Syringe exchange and other syringe access and harm reduction programs help curb the spread of HIV and Hepatitis GO! >

Dec 22
2016

The Powerful Future of Community Health Workers

News Coverage and Publications

The Powerful Future of Community Health Workers In an article recently published by CityLab, IPHI’s Dwyan Monroe is prominently featured in describing the roles of community health workers (CHWs) and how they can contribute to improving public health outcomes. Read the full article here GO! >

Nov 07
2016

Summary of Public Input for Maryland’s First Food Charter Released

Press Releases

Summary of Public Input for Maryland’s First Food Charter Released For Immediate Release:  November 7, 2016 Contact: Evelyn Kelly, 202-407-7086  ekelly@institutphi.org   Washington, D.C. –  The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) released Creating Maryland’s Food Charter: GO! >

Mar 17
2016

HEAL Grant Helps Increase Safe Space for Bicyclists in Frederick

Our Work in Action

HEAL Grant Helps Increase Safe Space for Bicyclists in Frederick Through funding provided from IPHI’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign, the City of Frederick, Maryland now has nearly six miles of bike lane striping and share use, or “sharrow,” GO! >

Mar 12
2016

Positive Pathways Recognized for its Effectiveness Addressing HIV/AIDS

News Coverage and Publications

Positive Pathways Recognized for its Effectiveness Addressing HIV/AIDS “Washington, D.C., had, at the end of 2006, the highest incidence of HIV and AIDS in the country. In June 2015, NBC reported that the city’s rate of infection was down for the sixth year running. This because GO! >

Mar 02
2016

Montgomery County Receives Major National Investment for Community-Based Efforts to Prevent Chronic Disease

Press Releases

Montgomery County Receives Major National Investment for Community-Based Efforts to Prevent Chronic Disease Silver Spring, Maryland (March 3, 2016) –   Trinity Health, one of the country’s largest health systems, has awarded a Montgomery County, Maryland collaborative $500,000 per year GO! >