The Advocacy Institute is a training program designed to empower youth participants and community stakeholders ages 14 to 18, to create sustainable change throughout their communities. Through a five-phase framework that combines innovation and empowerment theories, youth participants learn the fundamentals of impacting health policy, advocacy in media, and community engagement and organization.
The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious meals to children and adults in emergency housing, childcare, adult care, and other settings throughout the United States. Through a contract with the Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services (OHS), Health Promotion Council (HPC) offers specialized capacity-building services to six family emergency housing shelters to improve each site’s ability to provide safe and nutritious meals for families living onsite.
The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Out-of-School Time Partnership Initiative (HKHC) is an initiative led by HPC and conducted in partnership with several nonprofit and governmental organizations in Philadelphia. HKHC has taken a policy and systems approach to addressing the root causes of childhood obesity by creating and implementing Healthy Living Guidelines (Guidelines) for nutrition and physical activity in after-school programs throughout Philadelphia.
Since 2014, Health Promotion Council (HPC) has been committed to increasing access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) for the millions of Pennsylvanians at risk for type 2 diabetes and living with prediabetes. HPC fosters sustainability of National DPP through awareness, availability, referrals and coverage. If you are person living with prediabetes or want to learn more about your risk for type 2 diabetes, you have come to the right place. If you are a healthcare provider, refer your patients through our network of DPP providers. If you are a DPP provider or want to being offering DPP, visit our DPP pages for more information.
The Naveguemos con Salud (NCS) Breast Health Partnership Project and its sister program Navigating, Educating, and Supporting Together (NEST) are coordinated education and patient navigation programs designed to improve breast health outcomes among Philadelphia’s Latina population. These programs aim to increase capacity at the individual and community levels to overcome social determinants of health by increasing knowledge and awareness of breast health issues and resources and by decreasing barriers to access within the Latino community.
PA CCI is a statewide project whose goal is to improve capacity building and infrastructure to support those with or at risk for diabetes and its related chronic diseases and risk factors. PA CCI is working across the state to bring partners together to address some of the key issues that create barriers to access and utilization of evidence-based chronic disease self-management, Diabetes Prevention (DPP) and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs. These challenges include issues related to patients, primary care providers, health care communication technology and delivery systems, and health insurers/payers and this initiative uses partners across these various healthcare sectors to address these barriers.
Through funding from the Office of Addiction Services (OAS) and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Health Promotion Council provides individual and group-level merchant education to tobacco retailers in Philadelphia who violate youth tobacco sale laws. Working with health literacy experts, we have created and translated a merchant education curriculum and accompanying educational materials to deliver this training.
Triumphant Living Collaborative (TLC) is a research dissemination program that educates community residents about evidence-based strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer, and the value of research in preventing and managing chronic disease. TLC focuses specifically on African American adults in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
HPC works with people, communities, and institutions to enhance existing knowledge and skills, engaging them in the process of learning, adapting to change, and developing and implementing policy.