Health Justice – Call for Partnerships

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

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

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

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 […]

Health Commissioner Recognizes Members of the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Initiative

Dr. Tom Farley, Philadelphia Health Commissioner, recognizes all members of the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals initiative for their commitment to creating a culture of health through the food and beverages offered throughout their institutions.  The Good Food, Healthy Hospitals initiative works with healthcare providers who are committed to health and wellness and serve as models […]

Healthy & Fun Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

Video Recipes Grilled Peach Summer Salad: Round out peach season with a delicious Labor Day entrée salad! No need to add the salt with all the flavor packed into this dish. Watermelon Grill: Have some fun making a delicious treat! Chicken & Vegetable Skewers: Get your kids to help out putting these together for a […]

Philadelphia Board of Health Recommendations:

The Board of Health is helping to give our children a healthy start. The new recommendations limit screen time and promote serving healthy beverages in childcare. Read more below to find out what they recommend and what you can do. Childcare Providers Recommendations for childcare providers 向儿童照护提供者提供的信息 給兒童照護提供者的資訊 Informations pour les fournisseurs de services de […]

2017 Farmers 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 2017 farmer’s markets and farm stands […]

Memorial Day Recipes

It’s the unofficial start of summer and we’ve gathered some recipes to get the season started. Some others: Salad: Summer Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250275/summer-tomato-onion-cucumber-salad/ Note: May replace rice vinegar with balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar Meats/Protein: Sweet and Savory Grilled Chicken (Recipe): http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250290/sweet-savory-grilled-chicken/ Minted Tomato, Onion & Glazed Tofu Kebabs (Recipe): http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/248307/minted-tomato-onion-glazed-tofu-kebabs/ […]