We connect underserved communities with the knowledge, services, and resources they need to live healthier lives.

 

Featured Programs

HPC and Philly Play Youth, Tustin Recreaction Center

Philly Play is an initiative launched by City of Philadelphia Councilman Bobby Henon from the 6th District in Philadelphia. The goal of Philly Play is to help Philadelphia youth and their families build healthier lifestyles through fun, safe physical activity. In particular, HPC seeks to provide Philadelphia youth opportunities to get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. HPC worked with Councilman Henon to design and develop Philly Play programming, and currently leads program implementation and coordination.
HPC has conducted youth tobacco sale law enforcement in Philadelphia, Delaware and Lancaster Counties since 1993, and overseen enforcement efforts across Southeastern Pennsylvania since 2006. HPC partners with local and state government representatives, municipalities, communities, local and regional transportation systems, schools, corner stores, and restaurants to ensure the laws regarding the sale of tobacco products are adhered to using appropriate education and enforcement protocols.
The Advocacy Institute is a training program designed to empower participants and community stakeholders to create sustainable change. Through a five-phase framework that builds from the diffusion of innovation and empowerment theories, we teach participants the "how-to" of making public health policy that responds to community needs.
Our Mission

HPC's mission is to promote health, and prevent and manage chronic diseases, especially among vulnerable populations, through community-based outreach, education, and advocacy.

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New & Noteworthy

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BE THE CHANGE NOW
Calling all Philadelphia Teens! Do you care about your city and have ideas on how to make it a better place? Join The Advocacy Institute’s Summer Cohort...
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Jobs for Teens

Interested in helping keep Philly smoke-free for teens?

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John Oliver's 'Jeff The Diseased Lung' Hits Times Square For Anti-Smoking Awareness Flash Mob
Every year Big Tobacco meets to explore tactics to replace their dying consumer base.
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Cultural Diversity: A Double-edged Sword?

Being from Coxsackie, NY- yes, this is a real place and yes, the hand, foot and mouth disease is our unique claim to fame in the medical world- I could not wait to set sail to the big city of Philadelphia.