News Room: November 2018

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.”