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Frontline providers can’t strike, so here is how you can help them shut down COVID-19 purpose

Apr. 7, 2020 3:30 pm

Frontline providers can’t strike, so here is how you can help them shut down COVID-19

"We have all been playing the 'anxiety vs coronavirus' game, now imagine how our frontline providers feel everyday, knowing they are being exposed, knowing they do not have the PPE they need," says guest columnist Marion Leary.
Nonprofit AF: A few things for nonprofits and foundations to consider in light of the Coronavirus purpose

Mar. 9, 2020 8:52 am

Nonprofit AF: A few things for nonprofits and foundations to consider in light of the Coronavirus

"The virus reveals several of the weaknesses of our sector and our society, shedding light on things we need to get a better grasp on," say Vu Le, the writer and editor of the Nonprofit AF blog.
Here comes the revolution — how shelf-stable film vaccines could change global healthcare purpose

Mar. 5, 2020 10:01 am

Here comes the revolution — how shelf-stable film vaccines could change global healthcare

The idea of developing this film vaccine was inspired by amber and hard candy, says The Conversation's Maria Croyle in her guest column.
How PHMC enables employees to turn their passion into purpose purpose

Aug. 15, 2019 8:00 am

How PHMC enables employees to turn their passion into purpose

Director of Case Management and Program Standards, Katherine Addison shares her approach to finding joy in and outside of the office.
The life-threatening stress of being Black and male in Philadelphia purpose

May 6, 2019 5:17 pm

The life-threatening stress of being Black and male in Philadelphia

"People underestimate the amount of stress that men of color are going through," says Edwin Desamour, the dean at John B. Stetson Charter. And, he adds, even those going through it underestimate its impact.
This innovative intake system model aims to shorten wait times for social services purpose

Oct. 24, 2018 12:45 pm

This innovative intake system model aims to shorten wait times for social services

Centralized intake systems hinge on collaboration between providers. In Philadelphia, the homeless services, home visiting and legal sectors are all developing ways to bring the method to their clients.
Kensington Storefront workers facing the opioid crisis head-on: ‘We need more help’ from the city results

Jun. 6, 2018 11:20 am

Kensington Storefront workers facing the opioid crisis head-on: ‘We need more help’ from the city

An estimated 80 to 130 people visit the public art-making space per day, but certified recovery specialists are scarce. Reps from Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and Mural Arts say help is on the way.
Philly racked up over 1,200 fatal drug overdoses in 2017 results

Apr. 25, 2018 10:41 am

Philly racked up over 1,200 fatal drug overdoses in 2017

"We are experiencing a tragedy far surpassing the AIDS epidemic at its worst," said Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.
In Philly’s recovery community, a bias against those taking medication to treat opioid addiction purpose

Apr. 17, 2018 12:55 pm

In Philly’s recovery community, a bias against those taking medication to treat opioid addiction

"The stigma on addicts is bad enough, but to have a stigma on people taking medication is even worse."
SOL Collective isn’t waiting for a safe injection site to aid those with opioid addiction method

Feb. 6, 2018 9:34 am

SOL Collective isn’t waiting for a safe injection site to aid those with opioid addiction

Meet the volunteer group distributing Narcan and other life-saving items in order to "move towards a safer and more compassionate Philadelphia."

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