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.)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Main Line Art Center’s Wednesday evening mosaic class, taught by Carol Stirton-Broad, recently donated a “Little Library” they created to a Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN) health center.
The Health Federation of Philadelphia vehemently opposes the policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
As a public health organization committed to protecting the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, which includes preventing and mitigating the impact of trauma and childhood adversity, we are deeply concerned that this policy is having a dire effect on these children, their families, and the workers who are caring for them.