Tessa Jonson

Tessa Jonson

Men’s Health Awareness Month

November was Men’s Health Awareness Month which is a time dedicated to bringing awareness to a wide range of men’s health issues. One of HCIF’s clinical improvement initiatives – Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative (PURC) – is specifically focused on supporting urology practices in advancing the quality of diagnosis and care for men with prostate cancer. […]

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Andres Correa, MD

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Andres Correa, MD

The Health Care Improvement Foundation’s (HCIF) Partner Profiles highlight the efforts of valued and innovative health leaders. Our partners’ work supports HCIF’s vision of healthier communities through equitable, accessible, and quality health care. In recognition of November being Men’s Health Awareness Month, HCIF is pleased to feature Dr. Andres Correa, MD, Urologic Oncologist and Assistant […]

“Meeting People Where They Are”: Takeaways from the 2022 Faith & Diabetes Summit

Since Cities Changing Diabetes – Philadelphia launched in 2019, faith and lay leaders have been recognized as key stakeholders to engage in diabetes and obesity management. Based on a model successfully implemented in Houston, Faith & Diabetes empowers communities of faith to better understand and address diabetes awareness, prevention, and management with special attention to […]

COACH November Collaborative Meeting Debriefs on Newly Published 2022 Implementation Plans

Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Community Health (COACH) brings together hospital/health system, public health, and community partners to address community health needs in southeastern Pennsylvania. Facilitated by Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) since launching in 2015, COACH has provided a structure for participants to explore collaborative implementation strategies as hospitals/health systems respond to community health needs […]

Site Visit and Tour of Philabundance Community Kitchen

Site Visit and Tour of Philabundance Community Kitchen

Abeselom Gebreyesus, MPH(c), BA November 3, 2022 The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) recently partnered with Philabundance to offer an experiential learning session to partners across two HCIF programs, COACH (Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Community Health) and Cities Changing Diabetes. This dual event brought together valued and innovative cross-sector organizations within a shared collaborative space. […]

Staff Profile: A Conversation with Sehrish Rashid, MPH, MA

Staff Profile: A Conversation with Sehrish Rashid, MPH, MA

In celebration of Public Health Thank You Day, the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) would like to highlight one of our newest staff members, Sehrish Rashid, for her extraordinary contributions to public health. Sehrish joined HCIF in August 2022 and is a Project Manager for the Population Health Team. In her role, she focuses on […]

Youth Empowerment at Esperanza College’s Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium

Youth Empowerment at Esperanza College’s Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium

On October 14, Esperanza College hosted their annual Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium. This event empowers youth to explore science that is relevant to our world today, and consider ways to make an impact together. This year’s Symposium marked a return to in-person sessions, and involved a continued focus on diabetes prevention and management. HCIF […]

President’s Update: Reversing the Down Escalator

President’s Update: Reversing the Down Escalator

Earlier this month, HCIF held our annual Partnership for Patient Care Leadership Summit – HCIF’s first in-person event since 2019. It was also HCIF’s first-ever hybrid event and we were delighted to welcome over 100 people both virtually and IRL (in real life). The Summit’s theme was “Achieving Health Equity through Community Engagement” and featured […]

Staff Profile: A Conversation with Susan Cosgrove, MPA, CPHQ

Staff Profile: A Conversation with Susan Cosgrove, MPA, CPHQ

  In honor of National Healthcare Quality Week, this month’s staff profile highlights HCIF’s Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Susan Cosgrove. Susan has been a member of HCIF’s population health team since joining the organization almost 10 years ago. As Senior Director of Community Impact, she leads our population health team and oversee a […]

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Danielle Cullen, MD, MPH, MSHP

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Danielle Cullen, MD, MPH, MSHP

The Health Care Improvement Foundation’s (HCIF) Partner Profiles highlight the efforts of valued and innovative health leaders. Our partners’ work supports HCIF’s vision of healthier communities through equitable, accessible, and quality health care.     As HCIF continues to tackle trauma-informed care and food insecurity as part of its COACH programming, we are pleased to […]

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