News Room: Events

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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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, 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. 

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. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Members of the National Health Corps (NHC) – an AmeriCorps program operated by the Health Federation of Philadelphia since 1994​ – completed hundreds of thousands of hours of service to underserved ​communities in Chicago, Florida, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh during their year of service​ between August 2017-July 2018​.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Philadelphia, PA - On Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 13, dozens of representatives from the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) met for an annual in-person meeting at Temple University’s Center City campus.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Health Federation of Philadelphia staff member Marcy Witherspoon facilitated Health Cares about Domestic Violence Day (HCADV) at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s eight ambulatory health centers on October 11. Each of Philadelphia’s four domestic violence advocacy organizations have jointly participated in HCADV Day for the past seventeen years.

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