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.
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.
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.
Since 2007, HPC has been the Southeast Regional Primary Contractor for Pennsylvania's Department of Health's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Through this program, HPC staff, along with thirteen community-based service providers, work to prevent and reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Schuylkill Counties.
HPC collaborates with organizational and community partners to advocate for sustainable change and policies that positively impact the health of those who live and work in communities we serve.