May 10, 2013 - The Philadelphia Health Corps is pleased to invite community members to attend Covered with CHIP, a carnival-style health fair with free snacks, games, and prizes! This exciting event will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 1:30-4:30p.m. at the MLK Community Center, located at 2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue.
Participants will learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle through fun, fitness, and education. Children and teens who are uninsured may be eligible to enroll in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Pennsylvania’s comprehensive health insurance plan, which covers doctor visits, prescription drugs, dental and eye care, immunizations, hospitalization, and emergency care. CHIP premiums are affordable for all families because they are based on the household income. No family makes too much money to be covered by CHIP. In fact, some families may even qualify for CHIP free of cost!
We hope to see you there!
April 19 -- The Health Federation of Philadelphia will celebrate our 30th Anniversary with an event titled, "Building Connections: Championing Collaboration in Health Care." We invite all friends and colleagues to join us on Thursday, May 9 from 4:30-7:30pm at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The event will feature a Keynote Address from Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative as well as a reception in Dinosaur Hall. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.
March 12, 2013 -- The Philadelphia Health Corps (PHC) is recruiting for host sites for the 2013-2014 term of service! The PHC, which operates out of the Health Federation of Philadelphia, has long-standing partnerships with many community organizations in Philadelphia that have served as host sites for AmeriCorps members over the past fifteen years. The PHC places members with organizations that work to improve access to care and to help individuals and communities become healthier. The PHC members add value to these host sites by helping them increase their capacity to deliver services, integrate health messages into their programs, and fulfill their mission of meeting community health needs.
Members serve full-time for a 46-week period, usually September to July, and are selected based on their interest in healthcare and their readiness to develop professional skills. Some speak a second language. They all share a commitment to serving their community’s health care needs. The expectation is that through their year of service, our members will be given an opportunity to significantly improve the health of those they serve and to have a fulfilling and rewarding experience that exposes them to a variety of health care careers and settings.
Applications for host sites for 2013-2014 are being accepted now! The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29th. Please review the application materials carefully and complete in full. Completed applications can be forwarded to Sara Grainger at email@example.com.
The Health Federation is thrilled to welcome three new member organizations to our network – Berks Community Health Center in Reading, La Comunidad Hispana in Kennett Square, and Urban Health Initiatives in South Philadelphia. These three health centers join our existing network of eleven organizations with forty service delivery sites providing comprehensive primary care to nearly 300,000 people each year.
Urban Health Initiatives is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) look-alike that developed out of a longstanding private practice located at 1408 South Broad Street. Berks Community Health Center and La Comunidad Hispana both received federal funding as FQHCs in June 2012, building on impressive histories of serving their communities with medical and social services. HFP welcomes these new members and looks forward to working with them to improve access to high quality health care among under-served populations.
HFP, the Black Treatment Advocates Network and other sponsors are holding a mini-conference titled “Turning the Tide on HIV Together: One Nation, One Country, One City at a Time” on September 19th and 20th. This event is a follow up to the International AIDS Conference recently held in Washington DC, with both an update for clinical providers specializing in HIV care, and an all day program for HIV prevention providers and advocates, consumers and community members. Go to http://blackaids.org/philadelphia for more information or to register. HFP Training Specialist Zupenda Davis is a co-chair of the event.
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