The Advocacy Institute is a training program designed to empower youth participants and community stakeholders ages 14 to 18, to create sustainable change throughout their communities. Through a five-phase framework that combines innovation and empowerment theories, youth participants learn the fundamentals of impacting health policy, advocacy in media, and community engagement and organization.
The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious meals to children and adults in emergency housing, childcare, adult care, and other settings throughout the United States. Through a contract with the Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services (OHS), Health Promotion Council (HPC) offers specialized capacity-building services to six family emergency housing shelters to improve each site’s ability to provide safe and nutritious meals for families living onsite.
Focus on Fathers (FOF) is a community-based fatherhood support program that offers parenting education, case management, and job readiness training. FOF helps fathers create and maintain healthy, positive involvement in their children’s lives. Since 2001, FOF has served more than 350 individuals annually, including fathers, stepfathers, and other male caregivers, as well as couples and co-parents, throughout Philadelphia.
The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Out-of-School Time Partnership Initiative (HKHC) is an initiative led by HPC and conducted in partnership with several nonprofit and governmental organizations in Philadelphia. HKHC has taken a policy and systems approach to addressing the root causes of childhood obesity by creating and implementing Healthy Living Guidelines (Guidelines) for nutrition and physical activity in after-school programs throughout Philadelphia.
The Medical Home Community Team provides home-visiting and care coordination services for families to help address social determinants of health and development. MHCT offers assistance to Philadelphia County parents and their children, with and without special healthcare needs, ages 0-21 years old.
Since 2014, Health Promotion Council (HPC) has been committed to increasing access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) for the millions of Pennsylvanians at risk for type 2 diabetes and living with prediabetes. HPC fosters sustainability of National DPP through awareness, availability, referrals and coverage. If you are person living with prediabetes or want to learn more about your risk for type 2 diabetes, you have come to the right place. If you are a healthcare provider, refer your patients through our network of DPP providers. If you are a DPP provider or want to being offering DPP, visit our DPP pages for more information.
The Naveguemos con Salud (NCS) Breast Health Partnership Project and its sister program Navigating, Educating, and Supporting Together (NEST) are coordinated education and patient navigation programs designed to improve breast health outcomes among Philadelphia’s Latina population. These programs aim to increase capacity at the individual and community levels to overcome social determinants of health by increasing knowledge and awareness of breast health issues and resources and by decreasing barriers to access within the Latino community.
PA CCI is a statewide project whose goal is to improve capacity building and infrastructure to support those with or at risk for diabetes and its related chronic diseases and risk factors. PA CCI is working across the state to bring partners together to address some of the key issues that create barriers to access and utilization of evidence-based chronic disease self-management, Diabetes Prevention (DPP) and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs. These challenges include issues related to patients, primary care providers, health care communication technology and delivery systems, and health insurers/payers and this initiative uses partners across these various healthcare sectors to address these barriers.
Relationship Education in the Mix (REMix) is a community-based healthy relationship education program that offers structured group education to couples and co-parents. Since 2011, REMix has served more than 150 individuals annually throughout Philadelphia. The goal of REMix is to help parents meet the everyday emotional and communication needs of their relationship in order to maintain a healthier base from which to raise their children.
Since 2007, HPC has been the Southeast Regional Primary Contractor for Pennsylvania's Department of Health's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Through this program, HPC staff, along with thirteen community-based service providers, work to prevent and reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Schuylkill Counties.
Health Promotion Council (HPC) is a Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) provider offering direct nutrition education to individuals through group classes and cooking sessions/tastings designed to prevent obesity by promoting healthy behaviors. These services are delivered at schools (public, charter, independent), food pantries, grocery stores, senior centers, emergency housing shelters, transitional housing, community centers, health centers and through partnerships. Programming involves activities at the individual, community, policy and societal levels. The focus of the program is: 1) to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles; and, 2) to help the SNAP-Ed target audience eliminate risk factors to prevent or postpone the onset of disease by establishing healthier eating habits and being more physically active.
Through funding from the Office of Addiction Services (OAS) and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Health Promotion Council provides individual and group-level merchant education to tobacco retailers in Philadelphia who violate youth tobacco sale laws. Working with health literacy experts, we have created and translated a merchant education curriculum and accompanying educational materials to deliver this training.
Triumphant Living Collaborative (TLC) is a research dissemination program that educates community residents about evidence-based strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer, and the value of research in preventing and managing chronic disease. TLC focuses specifically on African American adults in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
HPC has conducted youth tobacco sale law enforcement in Philadelphia, Delaware and Lancaster Counties since 1993, and overseen enforcement efforts across Southeastern Pennsylvania since 2006. HPC partners with local and state government representatives, municipalities, communities, local and regional transportation systems, schools, corner stores, and restaurants to ensure the laws regarding the sale of tobacco products are adhered to using appropriate education and enforcement protocols.