FIGHT News and Announcements

Paul Farmer

Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer

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.

American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) Silver level recognition for blood pressure control support

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…

National Black HIV AIDS Awareness

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 Stop by Diana Baldwin Clinic

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…

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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.

ICJ 2021 Toy Drive

ICJ Holiday Toy Drive 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…

COVID Testing November 1 to December 2, 2021

FIGHT’s testing and vaccination efforts in the community

As we enter the 22nd month of the COVID-19 pandemic and with no end in sight, FIGHT has not lost its resolve. From the start of the pandemic, our community testing team has provided BARRIER FREE testing to people in our most vulnerable communities. With the help of Sunray Drugs, Norris Square Community Alliance, SEAMAAC…

The Institute for Community Justice’s Art as Resistance Gallery

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…

Jane Shull honored with legacy award

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. 

Jen Wright

In The Spotlight

Jen Wright

Jen Wright is the Administrative Director of the Community COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Team. Under their leadership, the team has tested over 16,000 people and supplied more than 4000 vaccines throughout Philadelphia.

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Dr. Jeffery Eugene

Dr JJeffery Eugene

Jeffrey is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical expertise is in adolescent and young adult primary care, gender affirming medical care, sexual and reproductive health, medical care for youth living with HIV, and eating disorders.

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