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Unity for a Healthier Community

March 9, 2017

Rally 4 Wellness Health Fair, on April 8, celebrates the opening of the Community Wellness HUB.
The Community Wellness HUB is a place-based, community-driven, health promotion partnership between Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and the residents of Mantua and Powelton Village. The HUB seeks to help HEAL the community residents through preventative care, UNITE the community around better health, and BRIDGE the community to health services and health education programming, while tackling the social determinants that underlies their health disparities.
Through the support of volunteer staff, the HUB offers free health and wellness programming and disease prevention education including screening, counseling and referral services, that addresses the top health needs of Mantua and Powelton Village residents, uncovered while conducting the “We’re Here Because We Care” Building Healthy Communities Together initiative. These top health concerns were identified as access to care, environmental health (Aging in Place), mental/behavioral health, sexual health, access to nutritious food, lack of exercise and chronic diseases. The HUB will also provide clinical treatment services to the uninsured residents.  Utilizing a social justice method, this work will connect Drexel’s expertise and practices to the health needs of the community. Drawing on Drexel University’s resources, students, staff and faculty, the Community Wellness HUB will sustainably provide a comprehensive health program that connects theory to practice, aiming to promote positive health outcomes for community residents. 
The Community Wellness HUB is scheduled to formally open on Tuesday, April 11th and will be located on the second floor of the Carriage House at Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 3509 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA. The Community Wellness HUB will provide services Tuesdays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The HUB will also be open one Saturday per month from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Clinical/treatment services will be provided only for uninsured residents every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Health Fair to Celebrate the Launching of the Wellness HUB
Rally 4 Wellness Health Fair
Unity for a Healthier Community
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Registration Begins at 10 a.m.
Where: Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 3509 Spring Garden • Philadelphia, PA 19104
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Join us in the community neighborhoods for Philly Spring Cleanup
10 a.m. Registration Begins and Health Screenings, Screening Vans and Information Tables Open
10 - 11 a.m. Breakfast
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Celebration of Block Cleaning Initiative
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch and Entertainment
1:30 – 2 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2:05 - 2:35 p.m. Workshop 1
2:40 - 3:10 p.m. Workshop 2
3:10 - 4 p.m. Raffles, Fun, Wrap up, Food Demonstrations
Health Screenings available
Blood Pressure
Van Screenings and Services available
Hepatitis C and HIV Testing – Philadelphia FIGHT
Autism Screening – Mobile REACH, A Hub for Autism Research and Outreach, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
CPR Training and Outreach – The Mobile CPR Project Philadelphia – University of Pennsylvania Center for Resuscitation Science 
Food Demonstrations – Vetri Community Van
AlphaCare - Pregnancy Tests and Prenatal Education
Information Tables
Action Wellness
Ralston Center
The Family Practice and Counseling Network 
Philadelphia Health Management Corporation 
Health Federation of Philadelphia
Drexel University Public Safety, Police Department
Drexel University Public Safety, Fire and Emergency Services
Philadelphia Police Department, 16th District
Keystone First
Keystone VIP Choice
Health Partners
American Heart Association
Healing Hurt People
Penn Presbyterian
Greater Philadelphia Health Action
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Drexel Medicine
Salvation Army
Women Organized Against Rape
Black Women’s Health Alliance
Breathe Easy…Living with Asthma
If you want to breathe easier, come to this workshop on asthma! Learn about asthma: its triggers, medications, inhalers and different treatments.
Tips for a Home Sweet Home - Healthier Homes, Healthier Families
Some common environmental and safety risks can be addressed in your home, creating a healthier place for your family to live and grow. Preventing illness by making your home environment healthier is something everyone can do.
Being Grown, Safe and Sexy
This workshop will an interactive fun discussion on what it means to be Grown, Safe, and Sexy - and interesting strategies for doing it! It will also over interesting sexual health issues for men and women across the life span and how to deal with them and smile.
Power Over Pain
Learn exciting new information about pain, how it works and how to manage it. Participants will be given handouts and internet resources.
Wooo-sahhhhhh: Quick Tips for Relaxation
This workshop will help you learn quick ways to relax through the simple act of awareness. The ability to practice mindfulness and awareness will help you become more focused and responsive to your daily experiences.
Keep your Heart Healthy!
Learn the strategies in preventing heart disease, arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure.  Learn how to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Learn your body's warning signals!  Prevention could save your life.
How to Talk With a Suicidal Person
By learning about the kinds of thoughts that occupy the mind of a suicidal person, those attending this workshop will be better able to talk with a suicidal person about alternatives to ending their life.
Fit, Fab, & Fifty+
This workshop will discuss ways to improve mobility, agility and healthy living as one ages. Come join us for tips and demonstrations for staying fit for life.
Make the Shift, For YOU and Your FAMILY’S Health
An interactive nutrition and cooking workshop that includes helpful tips for healthy recipes. Join us in making Sesame Chicken.
Healing from the Invisible Wounds:  The Impact of Trauma in Philadelphia
This workshop will highlight the impact of trauma, specifically related to violent injuries.  We will explore the physical and emotional effects of trauma, approaches to healing and trauma-informed resources available for the community.
D.J. –  B-Force
West Powelton Drummers
Church of Faith Praise Dancers
There will be a Kids Corner for activities and child care.

Sponsored by Pennsylvania Health & Wellness