FreshRX Speaker on the Changing Healthcare System

Plus: How to register for this year’s FreshRX on October 30th   David Jones, Jr., chairman and managing director of Chrysalis Ventures, a private equity and venture capital form, recently added to a discussion in an article in the University of Pennsylvania’s journal for the Wharton Business School about the evolving state of healthcare in America. Not only is Jones focused on the financial implications of changes to the system, he’s a featured panelist during our own annual FreshRX...Read more...

MANNA Gets Ready for the Nourish Awards

Each year, Philly’s own MANNA – a non-profit dedicated to providing nutrition to people in the region with life-threatening illnesses – hosts its nutrition forum and awards honoring leaders in the industry who are truly making a difference. This year’s Nourish Awards & Health Symposium takes place Sept. 26 (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.) at the College of Physicians (19 S. 22nd St.) in Philadelphia. At this year’s event, MANNA will honor three champions in the health care and nutrition fields,...Read more...

FreshRX Tickets Now Available

A sneak peek at one of this year’s most anticipated events This year’s FreshRX: A Prescription for Health on Oct. 30 has already attracted top experts in the health and wellness field from around the country. “We have a tremendous lineup,” says Ann Hoskins-Brown, SCFC’s FreshRX program director. “Our keynote speaker is Roberta Friedman, director of Public Policy at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.” Friedman will be focusing on the new guidelines that have defined...Read more...

TEDx Talks Pediatric Tooth Decay

Oral health is an important part of our programming at SCFC, which is why a new video from TEDx got our attention recently. Here, Dr. Karen Sokal-Gutierrez – a physician trained in pediatrics, preventative medicine and public health – discusses the relationship between oral health for moms and their kids. Click here to watch the video: A component of our own Community Oral Health Initiatives, the My Baby’s Smile program, provides prenatal oral health services to improve the oral health of...Read more...

Fact vs. Fiction About Oral Health for Kids

The truth about flossing, bleeding gums and the impact of asthma inhalers As part of our Community Oral Health Initiatives, which is helping to improve the health of children and families in North Philly, Judy Gelinas (director of Oral Health Initiatives housed at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children) has been getting the word out about oral health fact and fiction. Here are three common assumptions she helps to shed light on: “Healthy gums don’t bleed.” True: Bleeding means your gums are...Read more...

The Truth About Tooth Decay in Kids

A few ways to prevent oral health problems at an early age Fact: Tooth decay is the most common chronic health problem in children today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fact: More than a quarter of all children have decay in their baby teeth by the time they start kindergarten. Fact: Nearly 68 percent of teens ages 16 to 19 have decay in their adult teeth. So what can we do to help eradicate this dental health epidemic? The American Association of Pediatrics has...Read more...