Author: Pilar Ocampo

Response to the Womanist Working Collective’s March 17th Press Release

Response to the Womanist Working Collective’s March 17th Press Release:  As we work to practice, and not simply profess, the shared values that have guided the work behind the Health Status of Black Womxn and Girls Report, we must express our solidarity with the Womanist Working Collective. Read the Womanist Working Collective statement here:   Our values state […]

2020 Health Justice Philly: Virtual Youth Summit

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From June to July, the 2020 Health Justice Philly: Virtual Youth Summit presented a series of live online sessions for teens & young people to learn skills, share tools and create messages for hope, healing and peace in Philly. The virtual summit was developed in collaboration with Get Healthy Philly’s Youth Health Corps partners: YEAH Philly, Health Promotion Council, and the Village of Arts and Humanities.    […]

Good Eats: How “Good Food” Supports a Healthy Economy in Philadelphia

We know food is vital for life, and in Philadelphia food is a vital part of the Philadelphia economy. There are over 6,800 food-based businesses in Philadelphia that employ over 79,000 people. These businesses produce, process, distribute, sell, and serve food, and divert or remove food waste.    Businesses that focus on “good food” do […]

2019 Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s markets are a great place to get fresh, quality, locally-grown produce. There are over 60 farmer’s markets in Philadelphia. Most markets accept SNAP, Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) WIC and Senior vouchers and Philly Food Bucks, a coupon incentive program for SNAP recipients. Download the full list of 2019 Farmer’s Markets and Farm Stands: […]

2019 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Health Justice Conference

On April 26, the 2019 FSA Health Justice Conference convened faith leaders, local government employees, non-profit organizations, students, and other residents of the city for a full-day of dialogue around issues of social injustice related to both individual and community health. The Convention Center hosted over 410 conference attendees on the day. Audiences were engaged […]

2019 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Health Justice Conference

On Friday, April 26, 2019, community, organizations, faith leaders, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services came together to build a movement for community health, healing and justice. The goal of this conference was to creatively build a movement for health justice in Philadelphia, highlighting […]

Get Healthy Philly and First Up!

Get Healthy Philly has partnered with First Up to promote the importance of incorporating physical activity in early childhood settings. Read more about our partnership: First Up on Let’s Talk Quality! blog. Take a look at all of the fun from our professional development sessions as we celebrate the early childhood providers who are making […]

State and Local Public Health Actions Grant Finished Off Strong!

On December 18, 2018, Get Healthy Philly held a final THANK YOU meeting to close out our four years of work under the CDC’s State and Local Public Health Actions (SLPHA)1422 Grant.  A major component of this was working on environmental changes to increase healthy food in institutional settings and the community, and to support […]

Healthy Food Business Program

In order to create opportunities for potential business owners, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Department of Commerce have launched the Healthy Food Business Program to support entrepreneurs planning to open new healthy food businesses in Philadelphia. The program prioritizes businesses in neighborhoods that lack access to healthy food options and will give preference to applicants who reside in one […]

Sidewalk Sales of Produce

In Philadelphia, it is now easier for business owners to sell fresh fruits and vegetables outside their stores, thanks to a new law championed by Councilman Derek Green. Stores can now sell fresh produce on the sidewalk immediately abutting their buildings without applying for sidewalk sales licenses and they can leave shelving or other structures used to put […]