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 walkable and active communities.

Some of the highlights of our work can be found in this PowerPoint and resources are also available on this site and by contacting our team.

Healthy Food

  • Training and technical assistance to city departments serving 200,000+ people to implementing nutrition standards, in partnership with Health Promotion Council.
  • Working with over 18 health care institutions serving more than 700,000 people annually on Good Food, Healthy Hospitals, in partnership with Common Market and the American Heart Association.
  • Providing support to small stores to increase the offerings of healthy food, particularly produce, and health-related services and resources with the Food Trust.
  • Connecting restaurant owners with community leaders on sodium reduction with the Temple Center for Asian Health.

Karen Shore and Edgardo Bones from The Food Trust, with Jen Aquilante, Get Healthy Philly (center)

From left to right: Jillian Dy, the Common Market, Catherine Bartoli, Get Healthy Philly, Michelle Gross, Health Promotion Council

Physical Activity/Joyful Movement

  • Launched Philly Powered campaign to promote and inspire everyday physical activity in Philadelphia
  • Offered free and low cost programming including fitness at pools, yoga at community schools and training for first time run/walkers for the Boxers Trail 5K
  • Launched walk leader training and walking groups with WeWalkPHL in partnership with Parks and Rec and the Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Walkable Communities training, organizing and connecting
  • Stairwell Promotion for Employers, including the City of Philadelphia

Kim Jordan, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Kelli McIntrye, Get Healthy Philly

From left to right: Bridget Palomba, formerly with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), Kelli McIntyre, Get Healthy Philly, Lamont Jefferson, APM, Misha Rodriguez, APM

Tim Wagner, Roots2Rise and Kelli McIntyre, Get Healthy Philly

Health Justice

  • Convened the first ever Health Justice summit with partners
  • Supported community projects for the Summer 2018 Health Justice partners

From left to right: Tre’Cia Gibson and Tiffany Nguyen from Rebel Ventures. Zakiyyah Ali from North Philly Peace Park.

We look forward to continuing to find ways to partner and work to make healthy choices easier across the city.

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