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Advocacy

Advocacy In Action

In the communities served by Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, food insecurity is a very real concern impacting the health and well-being of thousands of men, women and children. The lack of access to enough food and the concern of where the next meal will come from impacts both physical and mental health.

Einstein, in collaboration with Philabundance, is working to provide those in our community with access to free fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. Every Thursday, rain or shine, the Einstein Fresh For All pop-up food market is just one way Einstein is helping to combat food insecurity and support the health and well-being of the communities it serves. Launched in March 2018, the program has become a popular Thursday morning destination for many.

The Health Impact of Food Insecurity:

  • Children are 2 times more likely to be in poor health.
  • Adults are 40% more likely to have one or more chronic conditions.
  • Seniors are 40% more likely to report congestive heart failure & 53% more likely to report heart attacks.

Fresh For All making a difference (as of July 30, 2018):

  • 54,667 pounds of free food distributed
  • 2,973 families served
  • 180 volunteers dedicated to making a difference

For more information or volunteer opportunities, please contact us at freshforall@einstein.edu or call 484-622-0200.

SENATE HEALTH REFORM BILL MUST PROTECT THOSE IN NEED AND THEIR HOSPITALS

As the Senate considers health care policies that will affect millions of people, Einstein urges lawmakers to protect low-income and other disadvantaged Americans and the hospitals on which they depend.We offer these recommendations to senators as they follow House approval of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by drafting their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Einstein supports maintaining health care coverage and access. The House version of the AHCA would leave 23 million more people uninsured than under current law.