Leslie Lieberman, Senior Director of Training and Organizational Development and Health Federation of Philadelphia Board Member, Joe Pyle, have been selected to be part of Governor Wolf's new 25 person state-wide Trauma Informed Think Tank. The geographically and professionally diverse group of "cutting-edge thinkers" regarding ACEs, trauma and resilience, will meet frequently over the next 3
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.
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
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.
Philadelphia, PA –Rashanda Perryman, The Vanguard Group’s Program Officer; Co-lead Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™, has been appointed to the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) Board of Directors. Perryman, a longtime supporter of HFP, first became involved with the non-profit as a staff member of the William Penn Foundation.
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 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.
Philadelphia, PA – Leslie Lieberman, MSW, the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Senior Director of Special Initiatives and Consulting was named a #SesameHero by Sesame Street in Communities. The #SesameHero campaign, which kicked off in October 2017, recognizes the many heroes who provide support and services to family and children. Lieberman was honored in l
Health Federation of Philadelphia staff member Marcy Witherspoon facilitated Health Cares about Domestic Violence Day (HCADV) at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s eight ambulatory health centers on October 11. Each of Philadelphia’s four domestic violence advocacy organizations have jointly participated in HCADV Day for the past seventeen years.
The Early Head Start (EHS) program recently hosted its annual “Dad’s” Resource Fair. The event was designed to provide information about social services and job opportunities for members of the EHS community. Despite its title, the Fair welcomed all dads and other male figures that play an important role in the lives of children in the program.
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The Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Early Head Start (EHS) program and the University of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental) are working together to help address the shortage of dentists serving the Medicaid and CHIP population.
Philadelphia – The Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) training and consultation division recently developed a new tobacco cessation training program for early childhood educators on behalf of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s (PDPH)Tobacco Policy and Control program.
Philadelphia – Kristin Walker, HFP’s coordinator of the Perinatal HIV Prevention Project, presented at the Fourth Annual Public Health Day Symposium held by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia on April 3. Over 100 people and 20 presenters attended the symposium to learn about the variety of programs offered within the Philadelphia public health community.
Philadelphia – Throughout the morning a crowd gathered around the Philadelphia ACE Project table during Philadelphia’s annual Block Captain Rally, which was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on March 25, 2017. Members of the Philadelphia ACE project held raffles and giveaways to raise awareness about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and collect feedback on a new community awareness campaign.
Philadelphia – Partnership. Humility. Solidarity. Possibility. These are words used to describe outcomes and results from the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) convening that was held in March of 2017. The convening brought together community leaders in the trauma-informed movement from 14 networks in 14 states.
Philadelphia – The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation. The grant will support the Let’s Move Too! project, which addresses childhood cardiovascular risk factors such as childhood obesity and stress in underserved communities.