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March is National Kidney Month

Data Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes loss of kidney function over time and may lead to kidney failure or end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). More than 1 in 7 US adults may have chronic kidney disease. 90% do not know they have it. 1 in 3 adults with diabetes may have CKD. 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure may…

Integral Molecular Partners with Pediatrics and Y-HEP Clinics

Integral Molecular, a research-driven biotechnology company based in University City, has partnered with FIGHT to provide financial and in-kind donations, as well as volunteer efforts, to support healthcare access and equity in Philadelphia. In addition to a $10,000 corporate donation, Integral Molecular employees organized a day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and…

Philadelphia FIGHT Recognized by American Heart Association

FIGHT Earns Silver level recognition in 2021 Target: BP Recognition Program Philadelphia FIGHT has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for our commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among our patients, earning Silver level recognition as part of the 2021 Target: BP Recognition Program. BUT, THERE…

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In 2019, 40% of all people living with HIV were Black, despite comprising 12% of the U.S. population. Compared to other groups, Black/African-American gay and bisexual men had the highest number of new HIV diagnoses. Compared to all people with HIV, Black/African-American people had lower viral suppression rates. For every 100 Black/African-American people with HIV in 2018, 63 received some HIV care,…

Senator Street visits Diana Baldwin Clinic

Senator Street has long been an advocate for increasing drug and alcohol funding in Harrisburg. Philadelphia FIGHT’s New Beginning program was honored to have him come out and speak to our participants in the program and take a tour of our facility and hear about all the great things that are taking place in our…

FIGHT awarded with Redefining American Healthcare Award

The Healthcare Leadership Council awarded FIGHT the Redefining American Healthcare Award. Recipients are organizations developing and activating cost-effective, measurable community programs promoting a patient-centered approach to care that considers outside social factors to achieve the best outcomes.

The Institute for Community Justice’s Art as Resistance Gallery

“Breaking Chains” was ICJ’s Art as Resistance Gallery theme this year. We wanted the gallery to speak directly to breaking the chains of social injustice that have plagued our nation and our city for decades. Most of the art was received by persons currently incarcerated and serving life sentences, while other pieces were either from…

Jonathan Lax Lecture and Wistar Legacy Awards

Philadelphia FIGHT and Jane Shull were among those honored at the 25th Annual Jonathan Lax Lecture and Wistar Legacy Awards. Other honorees included Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Ken Nimblett of the Philadelphia Foundation and the Robert I. Jacobs Fund. Dr. Fauci delivered the Lax Lecture. 

National Faith and Blue Weekend

Every year Philadelphia FIGHT participates with Community leaders and the local police departments to bring awareness to the importance of treating mental health and drug and alcohol disorders without stigma.  We provided brief mental health assessments and brought resources to underrepresented communities.  The day was filled with educational awareness, food, games, resources giving,  and community…

FIGHT partners with Clove® to promote LGBTQ Pride and allyship

FIGHT partnered with Clove®, a Philadelphia-based shoemaker for healthcare providers, to promote Pride and allyship with the LGBTQ community. Their “Stride with Pride” campaign featured photoshoots and interviews with and Lizzy Schmidt, RN at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. Clove® donated $10,000 to FIGHT to support inclusive primary and HIV specialty care for all. 

Case Study: Global Outreach in an Urban World

Bishop Ernest McNear serves as the President of Philadelphia FIGHT’s Board of Directors as well as the Pastor of True Gospel Church of God in Christ.  He recently published an important article in the Journal of Urban Mission coauthored by Rev. Linn Crowe.

Gopuff donates $25,000 to support Philadelphia FIGHT COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs

“Community health organizations like Philadelphia FIGHT have played a huge role in our battle against COVID-19 and in our massive vaccination efforts,” said Philadelphia 1st District Councilmember Mark Squilla. “The Philadelphia FIGHT team has always worked hard to keep our community safe and healthy, and their tireless effort over the past year amid the pandemic…

John Bell Gets a Makeover

After years of planning and months of renovation, the John Bell Health Center re-opened to staff and patients on March 22. The redesigned space increases our exam rooms from five to nine, and there is extra space for medical case management, an expanded laboratory, and a touchdown space for staff. Two additional consult rooms, a…

An Erosion of Trust

We at Philadelphia FIGHT have been distressed by the bungled COVID vaccine response carried out until a few days ago by a new organization called Philly Fighting COVID (PFC).

Institute for Community Justice to Co-Produce Gun BuyBack

The Institute for Community Justice will be partnering with the Mann Up Association and the Philadelphia Police Department’s 22nd District to host a Gun BuyBack and Bucks for Bullets event on Saturday, October 24th. The event will take place at Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church, 1421 W Dauphin St, from 1 to 5pm.

John Lewis

“Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” – John Lewis

The civil rights leader, activist and Congressman died on July 17, 2020. He wrote an essay before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.

April 10th is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The day was created to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people and to highlight the work going on across the country to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Find out more about who’s most at risk and the treatment and prevention strategies that are most effective. See more information about FIGHT’s…

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