Less Salt, Healthier Life: Unique Partnership Strives for a Healthier Community

Food contest participants and Temple Center for Asian Health staff   On Saturday August 4th, Temple University’s Center for Asian Health hosted a community event that recognized multiple partners working together to promote eating less salt (or sodium). The Center for Asian Health launched the Healthy Chinese Take-out Initiative (HCTI) in 2012 in partnership with […]

Recipes for a Healthier Fourth of July

This Fourth of July celebrate with one of these nutritious, easy, and tasty recipes. Appetizers When you make recipes at home, you are better able to control the salt, sugar, and fat that goes into them. A homemade black bean and corn salsa is as easy as opening three cans! When using canned goods, look […]

Kids Eat FREE: Summer Meals in Philadelphia 2018

What are Summer Meals? The Summer Meals Program provides free meals to kids while school is out, helping them get the nutritious food they need to stay healthy all summer long. There are no income requirements, ID, or registration in qualifying areas. The Coalition against Hunger shows more than 1,000 places in Philadelphia that serve free meals […]

Health Justice Summit 2018

Health justice is the idea that everyone should be able to live a long, happy and healthy life, regardless of race, ability or zip code. On a Saturday morning in mid-March, nearly 250 people came together from local community, organizations, government, businesses, and universities in the name of health justice. The half-day event featured panels, […]

Drink More Water, Use Less Plastic: Reuseable Water Bottles for Earth Day

We 💙 water! 💦🚰💧From the tap, a water fountain or hydration station. Reduce plastic pollution & litter this #earthday ➡️ Get yourself a reusable water bottle – it’s great for your health & the 🌎! . . . #earthday2018 #environment #water #waterwednesday #wellness #wellnesswednesday #reducereuserecycle #reduce #reuse #recycle #hydration #hydrate #drinkwater #healthy #healthylife #gethealthyphilly #tapwater […]

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

UPDATE: Philadelphia’s sodium warning labels help give you the information you need to prevent or control high blood pressure when eating at chain restaurants. Learn more. 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 […]

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 […]