News Room: Education & Training

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January 7, 2022

On Friday January 7 at 1:00 pm, HFP's Leslie Lieberman will present the first of eight workshops during Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience - a free series of workshops every other Friday, from 1-5 pm.  The workshops are presented by the Campaign for Trauma-informed Policy and Practice, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, & PACEs Conn

November 11, 2021

Today, Thursday, November 11 from 3:30-5 pm, in partnership with the Social Innovations Journal, HFP's Natalie Levkovich, Leslie Lieberman, and Clare Reidy will present ACEs, Trauma, and Resilience Networks: Leveraging the Power of Collaboration for Policy and System Change.  

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September 21, 2021

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the CDC recently awarded the Health Federation of Philadelphia an additional year of funding for our work on Improving Blood Pressure Control for African American health center patients, through the Million Hearts program.

January 19, 2021

The Health Federation of Philadelphia's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was highlighted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on January 18, 2021.  

March 13, 2020

The Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) earned full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2020.  HFP’s DPP is an evidence-based program aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes in the Philadelphia community.

December 16, 2019

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. 

November 7, 2019

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).

August 22, 2019

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.

August 5, 2019

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.

July 17, 2019

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

May 2, 2019

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. 

April 2, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) a $4.975 million grant over five years to deliver high-fidelity Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services in Greater Philadelphia.  The project will reach an estimated 50,000 adult patients of Federally Qualified Health Center sites (FQHC) in

February 14, 2019

February is Heart Month, designated to call attention to heart disease – a leading killer - which causes 17 million deaths every year worldwide. In the U.S., according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the underlying cause of death in 1 out of every 3 fatalities, and almost half of U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease.

January 23, 2019

The Health Federation of Philadelphia is offering an advanced clinical training program for primary care providers who are interested in improving their ability to provide medication assisted treatment (MAT).  This program is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have already completed their Buprenorphine Waiver Training  (also known as DATA waiver training)

January 22, 2019

Philadelphia, PA – The William Penn Foundation (WPF) recently awarded the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) a $761,050 grant to provide coordinated professional development for maternal and child home visiting programs in Philadelphia.

December 17, 2018

On January 31, 2019 from 9 am -11 am, the Health Federation of Philadelphia will provide a FREE Tobacco Brief Intervention Training opportunity in our Center City Philadelphia offices.  Interested parties should contact Tobacco Prevention Trainer Clifford Brown to reserve their space (cliffordbrown@healthfederation.org). 

November 2, 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.”

October 10, 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.)    

September 20, 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. 

September 12, 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.