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 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.
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.