Health & Wellness
The Urban League of Philadelphia’s Health and Wellness program is designed to educate and empower our local communities to adopt healthy lifestyles.
This initiative will support members of our community to keep their families and friends healthy through routine vaccinations, developing balanced diets and active lifestyles, and quitting tobacco use.
Health and Wellness is our newest initiative and has two main pillars: Healthy Eating and Immunization Awareness. Through grassroots outreach and programming, we seek to share valuable information with the communities we serve through local events, community partnerships, public relations and social media campaigns.
The Healthy Eating initiative focuses on educating our local communities about the benefits of eating a balanced diet and keeping an active lifestyle. Working with families and schools, we aim to teach safe food handling and preparation, how to cook nutritious and inexpensive meals, and how to shop for food on a budget. Making healthy food available to all is one of our top priorities.
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Childhood Immunization Awareness
Our immunizations program educates the community about the benefits of vaccines, the types of diseases we can vaccinate for, and the recommended vaccination schedule for children. The Urban League of Philadelphia and Pfizer are partnering to increase adherence with the CDC-recommended vaccination schedule for babies and children. This initiative will help educate parents about the importance of childhood vaccination and provide tips and tools to help keep their children up to date on the entire CDC-recommended schedule. We aim to eliminate the negative stigma surrounding vaccinations today. Our primary audience is African American and Hispanic families with young children in the Philadelphia area.
Get Involved in our Health and Wellness Initiative
Contact Kathy Epps, Director of Operations/Heath & Wellness, at 215-985-3220 ext. 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org