News Room: Education & Training

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.”

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. 

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. 

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

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.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Philadelphia community health workers

Philadelphia, PA  Nearly two dozen community health workers (CHWs) from five of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) member health centers took part in an 8-part training series entitled Becoming a Trauma-Informed CHW/ Field Worker, which wrapped up on June 4.  

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.

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