BTG Philadelphia Resources:
Aunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them.
Thousands of nonprofits and social care providers serve their communities. But for most people, navigating the system to get help has been difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Too many Americans are suffering, and they don’t need to. So at Aunt Bertha, we created a social care network that connects people and programs – making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia / Mütter Museum
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, is the oldest professional medical organization in the country. Twenty-four physicians of eighteenth-century Philadelphia gathered "to advance the science of medicine and to thereby lessen human misery." Today, nearly 1,500 Fellows (elected members) continue to convene at the College and work towards better serving the public.
The College houses the famous Mütter Museum, home to thousands of specimens displayed to teach its visitors about anatomy and pathology.
Museum Info & Group Visits: Marcy Engleman, Museum Educator at 215.399.2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqJ2fk29NZA
Online session: https://www.youtube.com/user/Themuttermuseum
No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc.
No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc., is the nation's first sexuality awareness and consultative organization. Our Focus is to decrease risk in vulnerable populations through the development and implementation of sustainable programming and policies. Our mission is to decrease stigmas, silence and secrecy by increasing self-esteem, socialization and self-love.
No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. provides consultation services, facilitates trauma informed comprehensive programming such as individual, couples and family sessions, emergency crisis interventions, educational trainings through our community activities, speaking engagements and workshops. We address the lack of communication related to sexuality by creating spaces to have crucial conversations.
We encourage individuals to examine the root causes behind their feelings of frustration, hopelessness or self-doubt. Subsequently, empowering them to shift their perspectives through the implementation of specialized programs and supports, No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. provides positive lifestyle enrichment for all populations.
For more information contact Lynette Medley, M.ED, Founder/CEO LynetteMedley@nomoresecretsmbs.org
PCCY [flyer attached]
PCCY’s Child Healthline assists families in finding health insurance for their children. We help with applications for public health insurance, either Medical Assistance (MA) or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and to resolve enrollment problems. We can also help adults apply for Medical Assistance too. This service is free and is available in any language.
Helpline staff also helps families find health care services such as primary care, dental, vision, and behavioral health care that they can access with or without insurance.
Call PCCY’s Child Healthline at 215-563-5848 – for English dial extension 17 – for Spanish dial extension 27.
Together for West Philadelphia
Together for West Philadelphia is a collaboration improving health, education, and opportunity for residents of West Philadelphia. Helping Hubs, the collaboration’s signature project, is a network of trusted venues (i.e., church, school, mosque, community center), where members of the West Philadelphia community can seek referral for relief of social and health needs. The overall objective of the project is to connect clients to existing resources through community connectors operating with kindness and empathy and based in the trusted venues.
Trusted venues currently include the following:
Calvary Baptist Church, 6122 Haverford, 19151
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 5732 Race, 19129
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3909 Lancaster, 19104
Grace Lutheran Church, 3529 Haverford, 19104
Spectrum Health Services, 5201 Haverford, 19139
Masid Quba, 4639 Lancaster Ave, 19131
Barnes Foundation: https://collection.barnesfoundation.org/
The Philadelphia Museum of Art: https://philamuseum.org/
Penn Museum: https://www.penn.museum/collections/
The Franklin Institute: https://www.fi.edu/
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts: https://www.pafa.org/
The Woodmere Art Institute: https://woodmereartmuseum.org/
Academy of Natural Sciences: https://artsandculture.google.com/
Museum of the American Revolution: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/
National Constitution Center: https://constitutioncenter.org/
National Museum of American Jewish History: https://www.nmajh.org/virtual-museum/
Philadelphia Opera: https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/digital-festival/
Virtual tours around the world: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a31900863/best-virtual-tours/
Mural Arts tours: https://www.muralarts.org/virtual-tours/
Food & Health Resources in Philadelphia
Food Fit Philly (part of Get Healthy Philly): http://foodfitphilly.org/resources/
Mental Health resources: https://healthymindsphilly.org/en/
Food distribution centers: https://www.phila.gov/food/#/
Testing sites: https://www.phila.gov/covid-testing-sites/#/
Project HOME (where to turn in Philadelphia): https://www.projecthome.org/wheretoturn
City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health: https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-public-health/
Up-to-date City of Philadelphia Covid-19 Resources:
BTG Cardiovascular Resources:
Get Healthy Philly https://www.phila.gov/
The Community Health Explorer: The Community Health Explorer is an interactive tool for accessing the Community Health Assessment (CHA). The CHA is a systematic assessment of population health in Philadelphia, highlighting key public health challenges and assets and informing local public health programs, policies, and partnerships. The CHA includes indicators reflecting health behaviors, health conditions, health care factors, and social and environmental determinants of health. https://healthexplorer.phila.gov/
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
American Stroke Association http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/
Any Pennsylvania resident can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for free quit smoking medications and counseling. Spanish speaking services are available at 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569)
Counter Tobacco Walking Audit http://countertobacco.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/CT_Walking_Tobacco_AuditFINAL.pdf
There are a few studies looking at surveys on changes in smoking behavior during the COVID-19 restrictions period in different countries, and a few reviews looking at the association between smoking, nicotine and SARS-CoV-2 infection
You can check out the entire collection here:
Books for youth about COVD19
Podcast: Intersectionality matters (https://aapf.org/all-episodes)
Narrating the nightmare & Reimagining the possible the first time
July 1st Resources
Da 5 Bloods on Netflix by spike lee touches on PTSD in veterans well
Mona Hanna-Attisha - “What the Eyes Don’t See”
Oral Health Resources:
Oral Health Goals
To raise awareness of oral health’s relationship to overall health
To discuss topics related to oral health disease prevention
To connect people to oral health supplies and dental care resources
For Children: American Dental Association Smile Starts
Cavity Free Kids http://www.healthyteeth.org/
Oral health-General health connection http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/gum-disease/article/how-poor-dental-care-can-affect-your-overall-health-0313
Older adults: http://toothwisdom.org/
Do You Need Help Finding A Dentist?
Call the Dental and Dental Hygiene Schools
Penn Dental 240 S. 40th Sts 215-898-8965
Temple Dental 3223 N. Broad St 215-707-2900
Community College of Philadelphia 1700 Spring Garden Sts 215-751-8625
Call the Health Centers
District Health Center #2 1720 S. Broad St 215-685-1822
District Health Center #3 555 S. 43rd St 215-685-7506
District Health Center #4 4400 Haverford Avenue 215-685-7605
District Health Center #5 1920 N. 20th St 215-685-2938
District Health Center #6 321 W. Girard Ave 215-685-3816
District Health Center #9 131 E. Chelten Avenue 215-685-5738
District Health Center #10 2230 Cottman Avenue 215-685-0608
Einstein Hospital Dental Clinic 5501 Old York Rd., 215-456-7130
Eleventh St Family Services* 850 North 11th st 215-769-1100
Esperanza Health Center* 3156 Kensington Avenue 215-831-1100
Fairmount Health Center* 1412 Fairmont Avenue 215-684-5349
Frankford Ave Health Center 4510 Frankford Avenue 215-535-1990
Health Annex* 6120-B Woodland Ave 215-727-4721
Hunting Park Health Center 1999 W. Hunting Park Avenue 215-229-1390
Marie De Los Santos Center* 452 W Allegheny Avenue 215-291-2500
Philadelphia FIGHT Dental* 1207 Chestnut Street 215-525-3046
Quality Community Health* 2501 West Lehigh Avenue 215-227-0300
Sayre Health Center* 5900 Walnut Street 215-474-4444
Stephen Klein Wellness Dental* 2144 Cecil B Moore Avenue 215-320-6187
Wilson Park Medical Center 2520 Snyder Avenue 215-755-6866
* Accepts a Sliding Fee Schedule
For Children & Those with Special Needs, Call
Penn Dental 240 S. 40th Sts 215-898-8965
Temple Dental 3223 N. Broad St 215-707-2900
Episcopal Hospital Front and Lehigh Ave. 215-426-6760
Special Smiles Ltd Front and Lehigh Ave. 215-427-7495
St. Christopher’s Erie Av. At Front St., 215-427-5065
Kids Smiles 2924 Island Avenue 215-492-9291
Kids Smiles 5828 Market Street 215-747-6901
If You Need Referral to A Private Dentist, Call
Philadelphia County Dental Society 215-925-6050