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Thursday, 14 February 2019

February is Heart Month, designated to call attention to heart disease – a leading killer - which causes 17 million deaths every year worldwide. In the U.S., according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the underlying cause of death in 1 out of every 3 fatalities, and almost half of U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Health Federation of Philadelphia is offering an advanced clinical training program for primary care providers who are interested in improving their ability to provide medication assisted treatment (MAT).  This program is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have already completed their Buprenorphine Waiver Training  (also known as DATA waiver training)

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Philadelphia, PA – The William Penn Foundation (WPF) recently awarded the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) a $761,050 grant to provide coordinated professional development for maternal and child home visiting programs in Philadelphia.

Friday, 04 January 2019

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health released its 2018 Health of the City report. The report is instrumental in helping those invested in the health and well-being of city residents to make more informed decisions regarding citizen health.  View the report here.

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Monday, 17 December 2018

On January 31, 2019 from 9 am -11 am, the Health Federation of Philadelphia will provide a FREE Tobacco Brief Intervention Training opportunity in our Center City Philadelphia offices.  Interested parties should contact Tobacco Prevention Trainer Clifford Brown to reserve their space (cliffordbrown@healthfederation.org). 

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.)    

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