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Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort purpose

Aug. 17, 2021 9:28 am

Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort

Vaccines and masking work well for preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, but temperature checks are probably not worth the effort, says guest columnist Brandon Guthrie.
A conversation about lessons learned from reporting on a year of COVID crisis and recovery purpose

Jul. 8, 2021 10:45 am

A conversation about lessons learned from reporting on a year of COVID crisis and recovery

In one of the final articles in Generocity's yearlong TRACE project, reporter Lynette Hazelton and editor Sabrina Vourvoulias talk about what stood out, what made them optimistic, and the challenges ahead.
Life after COVID: How can people be so lonely yet so nervous about refilling their social calendars? purpose

Jun. 28, 2021 2:15 pm

Life after COVID: How can people be so lonely yet so nervous about refilling their social calendars?

Neuroscience can offer insights into how social isolation and resocialization affect the brain, says guest columnist Kareem Clark.
Creating the next Community Health Needs Assessments in the aftermath of COVID purpose

Jun. 25, 2021 9:41 am

Creating the next Community Health Needs Assessments in the aftermath of COVID

Revisiting the 2019 needs assessment a year after the pandemic showed that the most pressing issues uncovered by COVID were also the issues furthest down on the Regional CHNA’s priorities list.
Report card: Community leaders say the sector has responded well to challenges. Local gov, not so much purpose

May 14, 2021 9:43 am

Report card: Community leaders say the sector has responded well to challenges. Local gov, not so much

The leaders who responded to our third TRACE self-assessment in April offered a more positive take on our questions about public health, community engagement and economic resiliency than they did in January.
Community organizations lament COVID-19’s effect on Philly’s key anti-gun violence initiative purpose

May 13, 2021 10:19 am

Community organizations lament COVID-19’s effect on Philly’s key anti-gun violence initiative

Last year, the Office of Violence Prevention injected almost $1 million into community groups working on gun violence. How those groups have pivoted, and the resonances with the 1918 pandemic are the focus of this long read.
Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up? purpose

May 11, 2021 9:00 am

Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

No state yet requires students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but how states manage other vaccines and exemptions can help us think about how a COVID-19 vaccine requirement might work, says guest columnist Kristine Bowman.
After years of conducting community health needs assessments, why weren’t we more prepared for COVID? purpose

Apr. 27, 2021 12:28 pm

After years of conducting community health needs assessments, why weren’t we more prepared for COVID?

One reason may be the years of decreasing levels of community-directed spending from hospitals — particularly nonprofit hospitals.
The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools purpose

Apr. 13, 2021 1:00 pm

The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools

The district reports that it has stayed below a positivity rate of 1% since it began hybrid in-person and remote learning this year.
Does the local nonprofit sector have the collective agency to make change and move us toward just recovery? purpose

Feb. 22, 2021 2:09 pm

Does the local nonprofit sector have the collective agency to make change and move us toward just recovery?

“It is hard to find balance between doing the work and finding the energy and resources to argue at City Hall," says Farrah Parkes of Gender Justice Fund.

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