Health Justice PHL


What is the Health Justice Summit?

The Health Justice Summit is an annual convening of community leaders and residents to provide education, inspire community action, and amplify our power to effect change. It is an opportunity to discuss new approaches to long standing challenges while recognizing that racial, social, and economic justice is fundamental in improving community health.


Apply to present at the Health Justice Summit


We are currently seeking session presenters that can provide attendees with the tools and resources for building a movement for community hope, healing, and peace – and we encourage people of all ages to apply. We believe young people can lead us toward a culture of peace, and can introduce new ways to address the issue of violence.

People of all ages are welcome to attend. Come ready to listen to, learn from, and share power with youth.

Who should apply: Young people ages 14 – 26, peacekeepers, community leaders, and advocates for youth of all ages! As this is a youth-centered event, we encourage applications for workshops led, or co-led, by young people.

What: Submit a proposal to lead a 30 – 45 minute session at the 2020 Health Justice Summit. Sessions can be a workshop, presentation, facilitated conversation, collaborative art, or other group activity. *Please be prepared to include information about your proposed session and short biographies of all presenters in the application.*

Why: We are building a movement for community hope, healing, and peace to address the impact of violence on Philadelphia’s communities. We know that youth and young adults can lead this movement.

When: Friday, June 5th, 2020, 10AM – 2:30PM

Where: The Lenfest Center, 3890 N 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Hosted by: The Health Justice Team at Get Healthy Philly:

Submissions Due: Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:59PM. Applicants can expect to hear back from the Health Justice Team by the end of April.



Help us plan the summit! Attend a Health Justice Leadership meeting or call (see schedule below)!


Date / Time


Thursday, March 12

5:30 – 7:00PM

*Conference Call*

call in 1-929-436-2866 Meeting ID: 287-059-1026

Thursday, March 26

5:30 – 7:00PM

Conference Call

call in 1-929-436-2866 Meeting ID: 287-059-1026

Thursday, April 9

5:30 – 7:00PM

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)

1900 N. 9th Street (on the corner of 9th and Berks), 2nd Floor Conference Room

Optional call-in:
call in 1-929-436-2866 Meeting ID: 287-059-1026

Thursday, April 23

5:30 – 7:00PM

Conference Call

call in 1-929-436-2866 Meeting ID: 287-059-1026

If you would like to offer or suggest meeting space, please email:



> Read about the 2019 Health Justice Conference.

> Read about the 2018 Health Justice Summit.


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