Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia’s Debra Kahn joined Donna Cooper of Public Citizens for Children and Youth, Sharmain Matlock Turner of the Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite and others at a press conference on August 12 to launch READ! By 4th, a citywide effort to boost the number of students reading at grade level when they enter fourth grade. The campaign will mobilize and focus the work of 50 organizations, public and private, large and small, that have agreed to make early literacy a priority. Click here to read the press release or here to see a complete list of partners.
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Latest mental health innovation: check-ups at the market
On August 5, the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation activated the first-of- its-kind "mental health kiosk" at the ShopRite market in North Philadelphia. Located just outside a retail health clinic, the kiosk invites people to "get a check-up from the neck up" using a tablet-style screening tool that can help identify signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder and Alcohol misuse. The screening tool is the winner of Scattergood's 2014 Design Challenge, Wellness at your Fingertips, and marks the first time in the U.S. that a retail clinic has begun comprehensive screening for mental health conditions. Read more.
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SAVE THE DATE: November 11, 2014
Philanthropy Network's 2014 Fall Conference
Be sure to reserve Tuesday, November 11th for Philanthropy Network’s 2014 Fall Conference! We’ll return to the Inn at Penn for Sparking Solutions 2.0, where we’ll build on the momentum from last year’s event to further advance ideas and action around our Sparking issues agenda. Watch for additional details to be announced soon. Registration opens in late September.
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Q&A with Network Executive Director Debra Kahn
The August issue of Fairmount Ventures reSources newsletter features an interview with Philanthropy Network's Debra Kahn.
Kahn talks about some of the latest philanthropic trends, how nonprofits can better position themselves in an increasingly competitive funding environment, and what attendees can expect at our 2014 Fall Conference, Sparking Solutions 2.0, on November 11.
Donor guide offers strategies to prevent childhood obesity
Commissioned by the Greater Philadelphia Food Funders and produced by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn, the guide "Donor Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Lessons from the Greater Philadelphia Region" (March 2014) identifies three key strategies for funders who seek to impact childhood obesity: start early, increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity, and enable healthy choices in both eating and physical activity. The report was produced with support from the Convergence Partnership for Healthy People, Healthy Places. Download the guide here.