Linking Settlement Funds to Community Needs


180 Grand Avenue
Suite 750
Oakland, CA 94612

phone: 510.302.3331
fax: 510.444.8253




What's New

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

In early 2006, the Public Health Trust will issue two requests for proposals related to the settlement of Proposition 65 lawsuits on mercury in fish and seafood. PHT will seek proposals for 1) programs to monitor supermarket and restaurant compliance with warning sign requirements, and 2) programs to educate consumers concerning mercury in fish and seafood.

Specific instructions will be available in February. Watch this space for further information.

Exercise and Nutrition

PHT directed funds from the settlement of an illegal medical device case focused on "Ab Belt" Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) devices to the diabetes and nutrition programs of Community Clinic Ole. Clinic Ole provides primary and preventive health care to the medically underserved in Napa County.

Public Health Trust Receives California HealthCare Foundation Grant

The Public Health Trust has received a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation to support outreach activities. With this grant, the Public Health Trust will increase awareness of its work creating public health-related programs funded by litigation settlements.

Unlawful Marketing of Drugs

Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program

The deadline for applications for "The Marketing of Medicines: Development, Dissemination and Evaluation of a Critical Skills Curriculum for Prescribers" was Friday, October 7, 2005.

Applications are currently being reviewed. Applicants will be notified of decisions within 12 weeks.

Metals in Herbal Supplements

This settlement was the result of a Proposition 65 lawsuit alleging the presence of toxic levels of heavy metals in traditional Chinese medicines and herbal supplements. The funds will be used to increase community awareness of the safety issues concerning herbal products and the health hazards posed by exposure to heavy metals contained in such products.


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