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  • Health Justice – Call for Partnerships

    March 16, 2018 - Get Healthy Philly recognizes that health disparities exist because of institutionalized historical discrimination based on race, income, gender, sexual orientation and age, among other things. We are continuing our shared pursuit of health justice with YOU – Philadelphia’s community leaders. We are looking to select 3 community-focused projects in need of staff for a summer […]
  • Early Childhood Education Provider’s Spotlight

    January 8, 2018 - At Get Healthy Philly, our Healthy Early Childhood Coordinator, Shannon Dryden has been conducting messaging regarding the Philadelphia Board of Health Recommendations around Beverages and Screen Time in Early Childhood Settings. Sharing information at the Southeast Regional Key monthly provider meeting was a great opportunity to start conversations about healthy practices and have a little […]
  • Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Recognition Awards

    December 20, 2017 - This fall, seven Philadelphia hospitals were publically recognized for attaining multiple levels of achievement in the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, The Common Market, and the American Heart Association.  This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded initiative engages area healthcare institutions to create a culture […]
  • 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

    December 18, 2017 - This year’s new blood pressure guidelines mean that many people are suddenly learning that they have hypertension. What does it mean? Why the change? We have known for years that risk of heart disease and stroke goes up with increasing blood pressure, even below the 120/80 threshold that we call normal. The new guidelines are […]
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 8:30 pm

Although there's snow in the air, spring is indeed here! This is the perfect time to be thinking about growing an indoor herb and veggie garden. Get it started with your leftovers and keep it growing year round!

Did You Know You Can Grow Vegetables From Scraps?

Now go fourth and impress your friends. Here are the instructions!: GET MORE BUZZFEED:

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Food Fit Philly shared Philadelphia Department of Public Health's post.

Monday, 19 March 2018 8:56 pm

Some of the posters from #HealthJusticePHL summit this past Saturday! Public health is more than just increasing access to health care, it's about creating opportunities for people to live long, happy and healthy lives in their communities.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

One of the best things about our Health Justice Summit on Saturday was the array of signs and posters testifying to the importance of good health and social justice!

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