News Room: Strong Families

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. 

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. 

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The Health Federation of Philadelphia vehemently opposes the policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

As a public health organization committed to protecting the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, which includes preventing and mitigating the impact of trauma and childhood adversity, we are deeply concerned that this policy is having a dire effect on these children, their families, and the workers who are caring for them.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Leslie Lieberman

Philadelphia, PA – Leslie Lieberman, MSW, the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Senior Director of Special Initiatives and Consulting was named a #SesameHero by Sesame Street in Communities.  The #SesameHero campaign, which kicked off in October 2017, recognizes the many heroes who provide support and services to family and children.  Lieberman was honored in l

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.

Monday, 13 November 2017

The Early Head Start (EHS) program recently hosted its annual “Dad’s” Resource Fair. The event was designed to provide information about social services and job opportunities for members of the EHS community. Despite its title, the Fair welcomed all dads and other male figures that play an important role in the lives of children in the program.

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Early Childhood Educators - develop the confidence you need to talk to families about their tobacco use!

See the flyer below for more information.

Monday, 23 October 2017

The Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Early Head Start (EHS) program and the University of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental) are working together to help address the shortage of dentists serving the Medicaid and CHIP population.

Monday, 03 July 2017

Philadelphia – The Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) training and consultation division recently developed a new tobacco cessation training program for early childhood educators on behalf of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s (PDPH)Tobacco Policy and Control program.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Philadelphia – Kristin Walker, HFP’s coordinator of the Perinatal HIV Prevention Project, presented at the Fourth Annual Public Health Day Symposium held by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia on April 3. Over 100 people and 20 presenters attended the symposium to learn about the variety of programs offered within the Philadelphia public health community.

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