What is Health Justice PHL?
Health Justice PHL is a coalition of community leaders in collaboration with Get Healthy Philly to advance the movement of Health Justice in Philadelphia.
We advance health justice by challenging the systems that have created disparities in health outcomes based on racial, social, and economic constructs.
The result of these efforts is a society in which every individual and community has equitable access to resources and opportunities for living long, happy and healthy lives.
How to Get Involved:
As Dr. Janice Johnson-Dias said in closing out the 2018 Health Justice summit, the “I” comes out of the “we” and it takes a coalition to ripple a system. The Health Justice Summit was just the start of our collective action, so if this idea interests you, and you want to play a leadership role in moving health justice forward in Philadelphia, please contact Xavier.Lofton@phila.gov.
Attend a Health Justice Leadership Meeting!
Thursday, October 10th | 5:30-7PM
If you would like to offer or suggest meeting space, please email: Xavier.Lofton@phila.gov
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 the intersections of mental, physical, spiritual and community health. This year, over 400 people attended the conference from across the City of Philadelphia and beyond, nearly double the number of people who attended last year. In the coming months, we hope hold post-conference events to reconvene folks and further conversations around action steps that will draw us closer to a healthier, more just Philadelphia.
See photos from the Faith and Spiritual Affairs Health Justice Conference: https://www.james-photographs.com/Events/FSA-Health-Justice-Conference-Philadelphia-2019/
Read about the 2018 Health Justice Summit.