In the spirit of Fred Rogers, the PA Association for Infant Mental Health proudly co-hosted the 4th Annual Reflective Supervision Symposium with the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. The purpose of the Annual Reflective Supervision Symposium is to deepen the exploration of the practice of reflective supervision/consultation. Una Majmudar, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E®, Clinical Director in the Division of Children, Youth, and Families, is Vice President of the PA-AIMH and was the local chairperson for this annual event.
The 20th annual Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV) spread its powerful and positive messages on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s (PDPH) Health Centers across Philadelphia. Launched by Futures without Violence in 1999 in order to highlight the serious health impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault, HCADV Day is an opportunity for health care providers and domestic violence (DV) programs to shine a light on the significant role the health care community plays in screening for, and intervening with issues of DV, also referred to as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
Philadelphia, PA – On October 19, 2019, the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) honored Health Federation of Philadelphia CEO Natalie Levkovich with its prestigious Don Bloch Award during the CFHA annual conference in Denver, Colorado.
The Don Bloch Award, CFHA’s primary organizational award of significance since 2007, is named for Don Bloch, MD, the award’s first recipient and an influential and seminal founder of CFHA. The award recognizes an individual whose work and character exemplifies Bloch and thus advances the field of collaborative care in an epic manner.
Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia ACE Task Force’s Policy Work Group gathered at the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Headquarters on Thursday, August 15 to learn more about effective policy change process and identify opportunities for continued advocacy for policy and procedure that incorporates good practice related to trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and resilience-building into the city and beyond.
In July 2019 the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC) was re-funded for the next five years with an award of $14.2 million.
Philadelphia, PA - The Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) National Health Corps (NHC) program has been funded for a new three-year cycle. In addition to continuing to operate NHC in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, and Chicago, the program will expand to partner with new organizations and serve community members in San Francisco and New York State.
On July 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $42 million in funding to 49 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) throughout the country. In total, the HHS funding will reach nearly 1,200 federally-funded health centers across all 50 states. Locally, through this grant, the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) received $910,000 for 26 participating health centers throughout Pennsylvania in its HCCN.
In late June, HFP's Creating Collaborative Communities program (C3) launched with support from the William Penn Foundation. The program will aim to strengthen the community of home visiting staff in the region with a theme of "Building Connections." At the launch, program leadership shared the impetus behind the project, unveiled the 2019 Training Menu, shared their stories as community advoca
In September 2018, the Health Federation embarked on a year-long journey with the Project HOME Stephen Klein Wellness Center to provide a Chronic Disease Collaborative (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). An evidence-based program, the DPP helps individuals with prediabetes make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious conditions.