News Room: News Briefs

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. 

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

Friday, 03 August 2018

The Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Special Initiatives and Consulting Department was recently awarded multiple grants to continue its work benefiting communities in Philadelphia and beyond.  HFP received three grants to continue its ACES, trauma and resilience training, capacity building and community cross-sector work. "HFP is very grateful to the foundations which are continuing to

Monday, 11 June 2018
Health Federation of Philadelphia, Terrell Johnson

Philadelphia, PA – Terrell Johnson, a community engagement coordinator with the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP), and facilitator of HFP’s Tobacco Cessation program, on Wednesday, June 6, provided testimony to Philadelphia City Council’s Finance Committee regarding Bill No.

Friday, 08 June 2018

Philadelphia, PA –Monica Medina McCurdy, PA-C, Project HOME’s Vice President, Healthcare Services, has been appointed to the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) Board of Directors. 

Monday, 23 April 2018

Philadelphia, PA – Mary Kargbo, CEO of Berks Community Health Center, has been elected Board Chairperson of the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP).  Her first three-year term as HFP Chair began in 2018.  She will be up for reelection in 2021.

Monday, 05 February 2018

Health Federation of Philadelphia creates a central resource to connect Philadelphia residents with Diabetes Prevention Programs

Philadelphia, PA — The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) launched a new initiative to connect prediabetic residents to Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP).

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