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Masks: What to do?

The CDC now recommends wearing masks or face coverings when outside the home to help prevent community spread of coronavirus.

Mental Health and Quarantine

Adjusting to the quarantine efforts and stay-at-home order has been difficult. There has been a lot of change in a very short amount of time. Taking care of physical health is important in the face of COVID-19, and now taking care of mental health must be a focus in the face of social isolation due…

Get to know your words: Statewide Mitigation

Statewide Mitigation activities across the state to reduce the severity of the COVID-19 impact. Visitor restrictions and stay-at-home orders are some examples in PA A detailed list of activities and what it means for you is available here: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#StatewideMitigation

Advocacy Opportunities around COVID-19

Advocacy and health are closely related, and that is especially true during this period of active legislation about COVID-19. Here are some opportunities around Philadelphia and PA to contact your representatives, connect with other workers, and advocate for those in the food and health industries Attend a Town Hall to support Philadelphia Workers: https://bit.ly/3aiVHZt #SHUTDOWNBERKS: @shutdownberkscoalition Food…

The Power of Social Distancing

Mayor Kenney Issues a New Business Activity and Stay at Home Order

Mayor Kenney has issued a new business activity and stay at home order requiring us to stay home except for absolutely necessary activity.  Here is the link to the order: New Business Activity and Stay at Home Order: What you need to know. Social Distancing The graphic illustration below shows the importance of social distancing….

COVID-19: What to Do If You Are Sick?

 So you think you have covid-19. Don’t panic! For many people, this will simply mean feeling ill for a little while. Fever and cough can be treated with medicine (NSAIDs like ibuprofen are cautioned against, but acetaminophen seems to be effective and safe), but make sure to call your doctor as soon as you start…

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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