If you are experiencing domestic violence or abuse, please contact the national domestic violence hotline for resources at https://www.thehotline.org/ or 1-800-799-7233. During the month of October, domestic violence awareness month, we are… Read more Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Tanya’s Story →
By: Michaela Whitelaw, Public Health Fellow According to a 2017 study by the Reinvestment Fund, approximately one in 14 Philadelphia renters (20,000 families) face eviction filings every year, with filings disproportionately affecting African Americans and women. In 2016, over 10,200 Philadelphia renters were evicted, placing Philadelphia fourth in the country for the number of evictions that year. The Philadelphia eviction crisis is a result of systemic and social issues entrenched in a history of poverty, discrimination, and gentrification. While some evictions are legal and fair, a large number of eviction… Read more Philadelphia’s Eviction Crisis →
The Philadelphia Mayor’s Taskforce on Eviction Prevention and Response released its Draft Eviction Task Force Report this week. The Taskforce will host a public feedback session on May 8th from… Read more Philadelphia Mayor’s Taskforce on Eviction Prevention and Response →
We are entering the third year of our partnership with Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program. The Nursing-Legal Partnership serves low-income first time mothers, mothers with young… Read more Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership Update →
Many low-income individuals are subject to erratic, unfair employment scheduling practices that interfere with their ability to receive ongoing and critical healthcare services; maintain other benefits; and secure childcare. Constantly being “on call,” not knowing whether you will need to come in to work or not, even on your days off, leads to increased stress and a decreased quality of life. Advocates in the City of Philadelphia are encouraging City Council members to adopt Fair Work Week practices that will eliminate these unjust scheduling practices. On March 6th the Philadelphia… Read more Advocating for a Fair Workweek →
The wrong side of history: The struggle to protect our nation’s health during a time of political apathy toward helping the poor.
On June 28, 2012 a group of public health leaders nervously huddled together to focus on a steady stream of words being projected on to a screen. The collective of heath care providers, epidemiologists, administrators, educators, lawyers, and advocates who were previously gathered to discuss the American Public Health Association’s upcoming agenda and activities for the year, were now closely watching live coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed in to law by President Obama in 2010. When the information… Read more The wrong side of history: The struggle to protect our nation’s health during a time of political apathy toward helping the poor. →
The HELP: MLP team is firmly committed to collecting data in order to better understand the impact our project has in several domains. We hypothesize that through the integration of… Read more MLP Impact on Nurse Home Visitors →