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 →
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!
Thanks to everyone who joined us on 1/21 to learn about our Nursing-Legal Partnership. The webinar was hosted in partnership with Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program(NFP),… Read more Nursing-Legal Partnership Webinar & Learning Collaborative →
Are you attending the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this week? HELP: MLP and our Philadelphia partner, Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership will be presenting at several sessions, including… Read more HELP: MLP at APHA →
By Adriano Boccanelli, Public Health Fellow On Wednesday, July 10th HELP: MLP Managing Attorney, Laura Handel Schwartz, testified at a joint public hearing hosted by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus… Read more HELP: MLP Testifies on Health Disparities in PA →
On June 13th, our extraordinary colleague and public health nurse, Erin Blair testified to Philadelphia City Council urging passage of laws to keep kids safe from lead poisoning. Joining Erin is Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership & Mabel Morris Home Visit Programs and HELP: MLP client, Kaitlyn, telling her story on why the Philly lead laws need to change now. Check out Erin and Kaitlyn’s powerful testimonies below! #leadfreephilly
HELP: MLP recently submitted comments on a proposed rule that could lead to over 755,000 people losing critical food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP. This proposed rule would limit states’ flexibility related to the amount of time individuals can receive SNAP benefits. Able-bodied adults without dependents can only get SNAP for three months in three years if they do not meet certain special work requirements; however, currently, states can waive this harsh requirement. This proposed rule would limit states’ ability to waive the requirement… Read more Weighing in on the Proposed SNAP Time Limits →