About the Prevention Policy & Practice Group (PPPG)
The Prevention Policy & Practice Group (PPPG) is a multi-disciplinary team of public health and preventive medicine professionals dedicated to advancing population health and well-being. PHG has worked in a range of settings including communities, institutions, worksites, and health systems. We conduct studies, forge connections, and design and implement programs and policies that catalyze measurable improvements in the health of populations, large and small.
Provide Context and Conceptualize the Big Picture
We meet partners where they are and work with them to understand their needs, aspirations, and opportunities for action. We then help them select or design evidence-based programs and policies to achieve their goals, using our network of specialists and content experts.
Engineer Strategies and Inform Action
We help partners manage organizational and system change from conceptualization through planning, execution, evaluation, dissemination, and maintenance.
Conduct Engaged, Applied Research
We bridge academic, governmental, and community sectors to conduct robust qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation.
- Population health improvement, linking health care and public health perspectives
- Strategic planning and leadership development
- Change management and performance improvement
- Evidence-informed program and policy design and implementation
- Descriptive and analytic epidemiology, and comprehensive evaluation
A community-based, randomized controlled trial to address overweight/obesity and improve health and well-being among low-income mothers.
Population Health Strategy
Providing consultation on strategic planning for a California county health agency.
Medi-Cal Quality Improvement
Advanced quality and prevention in the Medi-Cal health care system.
- A Quality Strategy to Advance the Triple Aim in California’s Medicaid Program
- Incentives and Patches for Medicaid Smokers: An RCT
- Economic Impact of Financial Incentives and Mailing Nicotine Patches to Help Medicaid Smokers Quit Smoking: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Medi-Cal Quality Improvement Program, Final Report to the California Department of Health Care Services
- DHCS Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care
- Implementing a Quality Improvement Collaborative to Improve Hypertension Control and Advance Million Hearts Among Low-Income Californians, 2014–2015
- Health Promotion Interventions for Low-Income Californians Through Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, 2012
- Baseline Assessment of Quality Improvement Activities in the California Department of Health Care Services: Methods and Results
- Using a Toolbox of Tailored Educational Lessons to Improve Fruit, Vegetable, and Physical Activity Behaviors amoung African American Women in California
- Effects of Fresh Fruit Availability at Worksites on the Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Low-Wage Employees
- Catering Trucks in California Promote Healthful Eating in Low Wage Worksites
- Evidence Based Public Health, An Evolving Concept
1631 Alhambra Blvd, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 731-2563