Health Partners Logo Added to Our Care Mobile

The Health Partners Plans logo was recently added to our Care Mobile in a partnership that brings support to kids and their families in need of oral health care in North Philadelphia. “We are so pleased to embark on this new partnership with Health Partners Plans,” says Jan Shaeffer, president of St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children. “Their support will enable the foundation to continue to provide dental services to thousands of children in North Philadelphia each...Read more...

We Set the Table for the Second Annual FreshRx

In the past year, the childhood obesity epidemic has received significant attention from the clinical realm and the national media alike. Since our first FreshRX symposium last year, the conversation around food and health has become a trending topic in light of the American Medical Association’s classifying obesity as a disease, and as the Affordable Care Act’s about to be implemented across the country. We’re pleased to announce that SCFC is setting the table for the next phase of the...Read more...

Health Tech Celebrates 20 Years of Investing in Local Students

The Health Tech program reached a milestone on June 6, celebrating the 20th graduation at St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital. Forty students were enrolled in this year’s school-to-career program in corporation with the Olney Charter High School. During the past 20 years, as many as 380 young people have graduated from the successful program, which allows students in grades 10 through 12 to receive paid training at the hospital – doing everything from administrative to clinical work. Since...Read more...

Farm to Families Continues to Connect Food and Medicine

Every week, our Farm to Families program works with community-based organizations to address issues of availability and affordability of healthy foods in North Philly. Since 2010, Farm to Families has been providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as meats, cheese, eggs and other a la carte items. In addition, delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes are included in the weekly boxes and posted to the Farm to Families Facebook page. “In an innovative effort to target families who are...Read more...