Healthier Together Initiative

Healthier Together, launched in 2019, is CHOP's initiative to tackle social determinants of health as a path to improving the health of children. Healthier Together logo We know we can't do this work alone — Healthier Together partners with community groups, nonprofits and government agencies to learn from each other and multiply the impact of the work. Learn more about our current programs and partners. Healthier Together is an initiative based in the Office of Community Impact.

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Our Areas of Community Focus

Our Guiding Principles

Healthier Together's approach and investments are guided by five principles:

  • • West/Southwest Philadelphia focused — Concentrate efforts in three zip codes in West and Southwest Philadelphia (19104, 19139, 19143)
  • • Improving health — Evidence-based programs with a proven record of reducing health disparities and improving child health by addressing social determinants
  • • Community informed — Partner with residents and community organizations, including participation in oversight/governance meetings, and outreach for program development
  • • Collaborating with partners — Join forces with equally committed partners; use data and metrics to improve programs and measure success, and identify ongoing funding opportunities
  • • Growing the local economy — Purchase goods and services from local companies that value a diverse workforce and provide meaningful work opportunities to underrepresented members of our community