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    • Center Director Presents on Abolition and Nutrition at APHA

      Oct 25, 2021

      Center Director Mariana Chilton presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Denver on ways in which SNAP, WIC and other public assistance programs impact nutritional health but often fall short.

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      Advancing Health and Economic Equity for Fellow Philadelphians

      Jun 29, 2021

      Michael Rocchi Jr. is pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) / Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree from Drexel University's LeBow College of Business and the Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH). He chose this route of education to help solve intersecting health and economic inequities that are persistently prevalent in the U.S and in the city of Philadelphia.

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    • Woman walking away toward sunset with text widowhood

      International Widow's Day

      Jun 22, 2021

      In honor of International Widow's Day, staff member Sherita shared her very personal story of love and trauma relating to the loss of her husband in a new Voices blog post.

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      Center Health Policy Student Awarded David Winston Scholarship

      Jun 21, 2021

      Kasia Kujawski, an MPH student in the department of Health Management and Policy at the Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH) and Dornsife Public Health Fellow working with the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was awarded the David Winston Health Policy Scholarship on May 24, 2021. The highly competitive scholarship recognizes excellence and achievement for students in master’s degree programs in health administration, health policy, and public health by providing $10K per year.

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    • Juneteenth: Freedom Day

      Reflections on Juneteenth

      Jun 17, 2021

      Juneteenth celebrates the effective end of slavery in the U.S. In a post on the Center's new blog, staff member Natalie Shaak reflects on the day from her perspective as a white ally.

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    • SNAP Participants Author Policy Brief Highlighting Necessary Program Changes

      May 19, 2021

      The SNAP Participants Collaborative released a policy brief highlighting challenges faced by participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)., which provides low-income families supplemental funds for purchasing food. The brief highlights the challenges faced by the current structure and implementation of the program but also lists specific changes necessary to make the program more impactful in addressing food insecurity and health concerns. 


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    • Chilton Pens Op-Ed: Joe Biden’s Philabundance Photo-op Wouldn’t Impress Dr. King

      Jan 19, 2021

      An editorial opinion article by Center Director Mariana Chilton appeared in the January 21 print edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer referencing President-elect Joe Biden's visit to Philabundance on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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    • Building Wealth and Health Network Hiring Part-time Coaches

      Jan 11, 2021

      The Building Wealth and Health Network is now hiring part-time coaches to facilitate financial and personal empowerment classes and provide one-on-one coaching for members working to meet their personal and financial goals.

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