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Friday, 02 November 2018

On September 11th, the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Marcy Witherspoon walked into Project HOME’s Stephen Klein Wellness Center optimistic that she was going to play a part in changing lives – she just wasn’t sure how many.  Witherspoon, a senior training specialist with HFP, was charged with the task of organizing and facilitating the Health Federation’s pilot group of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), an evidence-based program that is intended to prevent the development of Type 2 Diabetes, or delay the onset. “It’s not a weight loss program – it’s a lifestyle change program,” Witherspoon stated.  “It’s about healthy eating and positive choices.  We don’t use the word diet and we don’t use the word exercise.”

Monday, 29 October 2018

Philadelphia, PA – The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) announced today that the organization will be honored as the recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Partners in Health Award at the 2018 American Cancer Society, Greater Philadelphia Area Volunteer Awards Celebration on Thursday November 1, 2018.  HFP was selected to be honored because of the great work the organization has done to make differences in the lives of people in the Philadelphia-area community.

Friday, 19 October 2018

After more than 35 years, HFP is excited to announce that, as of Monday, October 29th, we're moving our offices to two new locations;  Administration, Training and Population Health will be housed at 123 S. Broad Street, Suite 650, and all Services for Children, Youth and Families will be located at 100 W Oxford Street in the Oxford Mills complex (where our Early Head Start program has been located for four years).  We look forward to continuing to improve access to and quality of care  for underserved people and communities from these two locations.

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Philadelphia, PA –Rashanda Perryman, The Vanguard Group’s Program Officer; Co-lead Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™, has been appointed to the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) Board of Directors. Perryman, a longtime supporter of HFP, first became involved with the non-profit as a staff member of the William Penn Foundation. 

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

he 2018 Social Determinants of Health Conference hosted by the American Heart Association was held in Philadelphia on Temple University’s Campus on September 24th and 25th 2018.  The Conference strived to remove barriers to good health by convening stakeholders to share experiences on programs, policies, and strategies aimed at reducing health inequities.

During the Conference, the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Leslie Lieberman, senior director of training and organizational consulting spoke to attendees about the intersection of social determinants of health (SDOH) a­nd adverse childhood experiences (ACEs.)    

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The study team, led by Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities Advisor Melissa T. Merrick, analyzed adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Their findings reinforce existing knowledge regarding the widespread prevalence of childhood adversity across all demographics. The study also brings into sharp focus the fact that some groups are bearing a disproportionate burden of those traumatic experiences. 

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is pleased to announce that its Affordable Care Act Outreach and Enrollment program has been renewed for the 2018-2019 year.  As a subgrantee of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC), HFP Health Insurance Navigator staff will continue to provide education and enrollment assistance to individuals in Philadelphia and the surro

Thursday, 13 September 2018
A Penn Dental Student teaches a toddler how to brush teeth at the EHS Health Fair

More than two dozen families gathered at the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Early Head Start community site on Friday, August 17 for a Health Fair and Family Fun Day themed “Boardwalk to Better Health.”  Located in the Oxford Mills complex at 100 W. Oxford Street, the event boasted more than 20 vendors who provided resources to families, health screenings for adults, dental screenings for children performed by students from the University of Pennsylvania, and lots of fun activities for both youngsters and adults. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is excited to share the recently released infographic, The Role of Philanthropy in Fostering Collaboration through Cross-Sector Networks. A companion resource to Volume 2 of the Trauma-Informed Philanthropy series, this tool draws on HFP’s experience supporting the growing movement to address early childhood adversity both locally through the Philadelphia ACE Task Force and nationally through Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence is a statewide association that provides leadership, support and resources on the prevention of domestic violence in New Jersey through advocacy, training, public awareness and research.  Each year, they hold a conference that attracts an audience of domestic violence advocates, child protection workers, educators, and law enforcement from across the state. 

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