FIGHT News and Announcements

March is National Kidney Month

March 7, 2022

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

March 2, 2022

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…

Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer

February 22, 2022

Paul Farmer, Founder and lead strategist for Partners in Health died on Monday, February 21, 2022. In its early years it was Partners in Health that first brought tuberculosis drugs to the Global South and AIDS drugs to Africa. Believing that health care was a human right, they showed that treatments for infectious diseases could be deployed in all environments.

Philadelphia FIGHT Recognized by American Heart Association

February 14, 2022

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

February 7, 2022

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,…

ICJ Holiday Toy Drive 2021

December 8, 2021

Annual Holiday Toy Drive to Support Children of Incarcerated Parents When: Through December 22, 2021Where: Drop off or Mail to 1207 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Please join the Institute for Community Justice, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Auto & Parole, and Mann Up Association, Inc. for the annual Holiday Toy Drive to support…

Dr. Tatyana Straus receives the Annual LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Award from Penn Dental Medicine

December 6, 2021

Dr. Tatyana Straus from FIGHT Family Dentistry received the Annual LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Award from Penn Dental Medicine Dr. Tatyana Straus, shown with Dean Mark Wolff, received the award in recognition of her efforts to support diversity and inclusion at Penn Dental and the Philadelphia community. She serves on the Committee for Cultural Growth at Penn Dental,…

The Institute for Community Justice’s Art as Resistance Gallery

October 25, 2021

“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…

National Faith and Blue Weekend

October 10, 2021

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…

New Mask Mandate in Philadelphia

August 12, 2021

City announces new mask mandate for Philadelphians Philadelphia’s new mask mandate went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Indoors – businesses and institutions  In Philadelphia businesses and institutions that require vaccination for all employees and patrons are exempted from having a mask requirement. Masks will be required indoors at all Philadelphia businesses…

Important Information for Landlords and Tenants

August 4, 2021

Federal CDC Eviction Moratorium EXTENDED On August 3, 2021 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has extended its federal eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021 for communities experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases—which includes Philadelphia. In order to qualify under this moratorium tenants must sign the CDC Eviction Protection Declaration Form. For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html….

FIGHT partners with Clove® to promote LGBTQ Pride and allyship

August 2, 2021

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 Dr. Mario Cruz, Medical Director of Pediatrics, and Y-HEP Health Center, and Lizzy Schmidt, RN at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. Clove® donated $10,000 to FIGHT…

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