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Juneteenth: Emancipation and the Road to Health Equity

Juneteenth: Emancipation and the Road to Health Equity

This is the third year Juneteenth is officially recognized as a federal holiday. It is also the third year in which more Americans are becoming aware of the events that led up to declaring this historical date a holiday. It marks the date when 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to free 250,000 […]

HCIF Introduces rCHNA Data Analysts

HCIF Introduces rCHNA Data Analysts

To support HCIF’s coordination of the 2025 Regional Collaborative Health Needs Assessment (rCHNA), we are excited to introduce our qualitative and quantitative data analysts, who are leading the assessment’s data collection, aggregation, and analysis efforts.  Our qualitative analyst, Dr. Abigail Akande, is leading the rCHNA’s qualitative data collection efforts, facilitating “community conversations” in specific geographies […]

Cities for Better Health – Philadelphia Observes World Hunger Day 2024

In recognition of World Hunger Day (5/28), we’re shining a light on the work being done through Cities for Better Health (CBH) – Philadelphia, an initiative that integrates community-driven and place-based approaches across multiple sectors to change conditions that contribute to chronic disease in the city’s historically vulnerable and underserved communities. CBH – Philadelphia prioritizes […]

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Sarun S. Chan

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Sarun S. Chan

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. For years, Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition (PAHLC) has prioritized the needs of its regional and statewide community partners through the Immigrant Health […]

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Scott Cowan, MD, FACS

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. We are pleased to feature Dr. Scott Cowan of Jefferson Health to share more about his reflections on patient safety and quality […]

HCIF Board Member Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Mullen

HCIF Board Member Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Mullen

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is featuring our partners on our website and in our monthly newsletter. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight your work and contributions to improving the health of people in Philadelphia and beyond. We hope these profiles will give our readers a better understanding of the breadth […]

Nothing About Me Without Me – Observing National Patient Recognition Week

February 1st-7th, 2024 was National Patient Recognition Week. This annual observance provides an opportunity for reflection on the importance of partnership with patients in every aspect of care, from developing care-related goals to sharing in decision-making about a treatment or procedure. With the considerable knowledge patients bring to their care, it is critical to consider […]

HCIF staff members address diversity, proximity, equity, and justice in the Fall 2023 Proximity Project cohort”

HCIF staff members address diversity, proximity, equity, and justice in the Fall 2023 Proximity Project cohort”

This fall, HCIF staff members, Lauren Eckel, Liz Owens and Sehrish Rashid had the pleasure of participating in the Fall 2023 Proximity Project: Healthcare cohort. A unique eight-week virtual cohort experience for leaders in the healthcare industry (health systems, public health, academic medicine, community-based health services, etc.) who want to go deeper in their engagement […]

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