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HRA and OPA Win 2010 Platinum Hermes Creative Award for New Senior HMO Guide

California's HMO Guide for Seniors: Getting the Most from Your Medicare HMO is the latest collaborative effort between Health Research for Action and the California Office of the Patient Advocate, and the second to win a Platinum Award from Hermes Creative Awards. HRA and OPA have worked together to develop many easy-to-use educational materials for California's diverse population.

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Wed, 03/03/2010

Perspectives Periodical Released

The release of Preventing Toxic Exposures: Workplace Lessons in Safer Alternatives was followed by an Op Ed post in the California Progress Report, by HRA Policy Director Holly Brown-Williams.

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Tue, 08/17/2010

HRA Receives National Health Information Gold Award

In August, HRA won a National Health Information Gold Award for Healthy Steps In Silicon Valley, prepared with and for The Health Trust in Santa Clara County, California. Healthy Steps is a guide to staying active for adults 50 years and older, and was produced in English and Spanish.

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Wed, 03/03/2010

Translating Research into Action to Improve Health

How did the development of a vaccination program in the Sahara desert inspire UCB Clinical Professor Linda Neuhauser's pioneering career in translational and participatory research?

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Mon, 03/02/2009

Platinum Hermes Creative Award for Health Plan Guide

April 30, 2009 - Health Research for Action (HRA) and the California Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) won a Platinum Award for excellence, quality, and creativity in the 2009 international Hermes Creative Award competition for their latest California health plan guide. HRA is a health communication, research, and policy center at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. OPA is the first state government program in the United States created to help health plan members get the care they deserve.

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Fri, 04/30/2010

Healthy Aging Research Network Meeting at CDC

Health Research for Action Director of Research, Susan Ivey, and Professor Bill Satariano of the School of Public Health, attended a 2-day conference on the CDC campus on Healthy Aging research in early October, 2010. The Healthy Aging Research Network features people from nine university campuses across the US and other key CDC public health researchers and intervention experts. The conference was held at CDC's Global Communications Center.

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Fri, 03/18/2011

Emergency Preparedness Communication for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Communities

UC Berkeley hosted Organizations and agencies that serve Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in May of 2010 to discuss the creation of an all-hazards emergency communication infrastructure that will improve preparedness communication.

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Tue, 03/09/2010

Podcast and Pre-Release of Manuscript on California Managed Care Mandate

A podcast interview was released in October 2011 with the lead author of a journal manuscript about Medi-Cal beneficiaries' experiences with fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care in California. Read more and get information for downloading podcast and article.

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Tue, 10/18/2011

Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health


Many countries face high rates of HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancies. A March 2009 international symposium at UC Berkeley provided a rare opportunity for practitioners, advocates, researchers, and product developers to explore new research on solutions to these challenges.

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Mon, 03/30/2009

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