News Room: September 2018

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

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. 

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.