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...

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...

Poverty: A Powerful Influence on Inner City Kids

Find out what the crack epidemic has taught researchers about the health and well being of families in North Philadelphia By the late 1980s, Philadelphia was submerged into a crack-cocaine epidemic that was not only claiming the lives of adults, but also exposing babies to the dangerous drug in-utero. In 1989, Hallam Hurt, then the chair of neonatology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia, set out to study the impact of this highly addictive drug on newborns, specifically...Read more...

What Happens to Oral Health Under the Affordable Care Act?

Find out the latest for you and your family Not everyone who supported the Affordable Care Act is pleased with what it could mean for the future of kid’s dental care, according to the Kaiser Health News. The concern is that children who would have access oral healthcare as part of the new plan (among families who don’t already qualify for Medicaid or CHIP) may not be able to afford it after all. “This is a huge disappointment,” Sen. Ben Cardin, a longtime proponent of improving...Read more...

Kids, Stress and Violence

A new report offers advice on how to protect our kids The Institute of Medicine released a new report that provides a road map for what needs to be done to prevent gun violence among America’s youngest citizens. Discussing how the issue impacts young black men, Marian Wright Edelman, the president of the Children’s Defense Fund, provides insights into the the effects of violence on health. “The odds against growing into a productive adulthood are almost overwhelming for black...Read more...