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Dr. Mariana Chilton, Hilary Stiebel, Kathy Fisher, and Dr. Linda Kilby before CouncilPeople Blondell Reynolds Brown and Helen Gym

On March 5, 2019, Dr. Mariana Chilton provided testimony to Philadelphia City Council for a hearing on child hunger, called for in a resolution sponsored by Councilperson Blondell Reynolds Brown. Dr. Chilton joined Dr.


Kevin Thomas Jr., Associate Director of Operations and Asset Building for the Building Wealth and Health Network, was recently featured in a piece from the Inquirer for providing testimony on a bill under consideration by Philadelphia City Council that prohibits stores from refusing to accept cash or charging cash-paying customers a higher price. 


Greg Kaufmann contributes to the charge of bringing the language of racism and discrimination into mainstream media's understanding of food insecurity with "Want to Eradicate Hunger in America?

A protester demands an end to the government shutdown

Every day matters for young children during the critical early years of brain and body growth. Even brief deprivation for infants and toddlers creates negative short and long term health consequences. With each passing day that the US government is shut down, as federal workers and contractors go without pay, and funding for food and housing assistance dwindles, we grow more and more concerned for the health of our patients and children across this country. As pediatricians and public health researchers, we know that when families are unable to afford food, housing, and other basic needs the health of young children and their families suffers.

Kids should be able to play in a nice playground. -Annette S., 11

Sherita Mouzon has penned an open letter discussing her experiences of discrimination growing up in North Philadelphia.



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