Healthy Homes Workshop – Our Neighborhood Conditions Matter!

On Saturday, December 4, 2009 the Partnership CDC (Community Development Corporation) held the first workshop of the 5-part Healthy Homes Program.

Hosted at the Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation on 45th and Market in West Philadelphia, excited parents entered the room, eyes alert and somewhat curious about the day’s events.

Outreach Specialist, Mayla Henderson from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health presented detailed health statistics specific to residents in West Philadelphia. Families learned some of the key reason for the devastating health issues affecting them, their families, neighbors and friends.

The workshop also included an impressive arrangement of fruits and vegetables for families to take home. Bob Pierson from Farm to City educated on the importance of buying fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The next workshop is January 9 highlighting water quality with a presentation from the Philadelphia Water  Department and the Partnership CDC’s Green Professional Training Program.  Program Participants will receive free Brita water purifier and water analysis kits.

As the program is tailored specifically to families of Henry C. Lea, Charles R.Drew, and Alian Locke Elementary schools, parents with children in grades K-5th, are strongly encouraged to attend.

If interested, please contact Melony Burnom at 215-662-1612.

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