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Understanding and responding effectively to the needs of vulnerable populations, including the need to develop approaches for healing from the impact of trauma, violence and adversity, has been at the heart of the Health Federation’s work in Philadelphia for more than 30 years. Our mission is to provide access to responsive services for the most vulnerable populations and build the capacity of organizations and systems to deliver effective care. Since 2006, we have been the organizational home of Multiplying Connections, an initiative whose aim is to prevent and reduce ACEs by building and sustaining a trauma informed systems of care for children and their families. And, most recently, we have assumed responsibility for continuing the NCAR, housing Philadelphia ACEs Project, launching the Philadelphia ACEsConnection.com virtual community and integrating related resources and technical assistance into our portfolio.
The aim of publishing the NCAR Proceedings is to share our vision of a movement to reduce childhood adversity and promote individual and community resilience, put forth strategies for action, inspire progress in the field, and stimulate engagement among many new partners across the nation. We welcome your comments and responses to the report and invite you to share them at ACEsConnection.com.
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Chief Executive Officer
The Health Federation of Philadelphia
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 801
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215.567.8001 ext. 3001
I want to become a practicing physician and ideally stay in Philadelphia. My experiences with PHC and Einstein have shown me that it’s one thing to prescribe medication, but it’s another to know that your patients can actually afford it. I can’t turn a blind eye to the realities facing my patients, because that’s ignoring an entire facet of their lives. I don’t yet know what the answers are for these problems, but at least now I am aware.”