In December 2020, the Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership hosted a Brunch and Learn focused on Community-Driven Strategies to Fight Racism in Reproductive Healthcare. Designed to encourage interprofessional collaboration, Brunch and Learns bring together home visitors, public health nurses, lawyers, and community members, each with their own unique perspectives. An overarching goal of the NLP has always been to address the egregious rates of infant mortality among Black women, driven by systemic racism and discrimination. In the midst of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, worldwide Black Lives Matter… Read more Fighting Racism in Reproductive Healthcare →
(photo source) “The beauty of standing up for your rights is others will see you standing and stand up as well.” -Cassandra Duffy By: Will Pelletiers, HELP: MLP Public Health… Read more The Fight is Not Over →
On May 25, we collectively and unequivocally witnessed the public murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. This horrifying act, like countless others before it, was blatantly rooted in white supremacy, systemic racism, and abuse of power. Today, we continue to watch police across the nation traumatize and terrorize Black communities and people of color who are calling for change. HELP: MLP’s mission to eliminate health disparities among pregnant women and infants will never be fulfilled without directly addressing and dismantling the racist systems and structures that have… Read more Black Lives Matter →
On March 31, 2020 HELP: MLP joined legal and housing advocates across the City to urge Mayor Kenney and City Councilto take action now to prevent mass evictions across the… Read more Philadelphia City Needs to Take Action Now to Prevent Mass Evictions due to COVID-19 →
On March 3, the Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership, a collaboration between HELP: MLP and Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Programs, hosted a Brunch and Learn community event on how to support parenting youth who are transitioning to adulthood. The event featured people with lived and experience, advocates, and experts to discuss strategies across a spectrum of needs to support young parents. Presentation descriptions and materials are linked below: Supporting Educational Success of Students who are Pregnant or Parenting led by Darlene Hemerka, Esq., Staff Attorney, Public Interest… Read more Supporting Parenting Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: Brunch & Learn →
HELP: MLP recently contributed to a letter, led by Community Legal Services, sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) on March 17, 2020 urging DHS to act on… Read more COVID-19 Advocacy Update →
HELP: MLP is excited to welcome two new staff members to our team!