WCC 2023 Winner

Meet Derrick Tarver, whose youth mental health platform TCBMe won Well City Challenge 2.0

| By Sarah Huffman, Philly
Photo credit: Philadelphia Magazine

This Innovative Philly Medical Program Uses Housing to Save Lives–and Could Become a Model for Other Cities

The Housing Smart program shows that with stability and equity in foundational social determinants of health, patients…
| By Temple Health, Philadelphia Magazine
Group photo for the Well City Challenge

Well City Challenge is back, with a call for community-driven health projects

The 18-month challenge, which includes an incubator, accelerator and pitch day, is looking to attack the root causes of…
| By Paige Gross, Philly

Opinion: The power of community voice in making Philadelphia a healthier place to live

Another Well City Challenge social impact competition launches in early 2023.
| By Christopher Gale, Billy Penn
Doctors office

This new collaboration aims to improve Philly’s health inequities

Accelerate Health Equity brings together 11 organizations to combat racial and social disparities impacting local…
| By Laura Brzyski, Philadelphia Magazine
Raina Merchant

Philly hospitals and key insurers plan novel effort with the city to improve health equity

The hope is to find ways to reduce racial disparities in health and spread them around the city.
| By Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Doctor's Office

Groups partner to address health equity in Philadelphia

| By Ayana Jones, The Philadelphia Tribune
Doctor's Office

Hospitals, insurers and colleges join forces to reduce Philly's health inequities

The Accelerate Health Equity initiative aims to address racial disparities in heart disease, colorectal cancer, obesity…
| By Peter Key, PhillyVoice

Press Releases

Accelerate Health Equity Gun Violence Prevention Grants Program

Accelerate Health Equity funds four hospital-based gun violence prevention research projects across Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2023 -- Accelerate Health Equity (AHE) awarded four grants to Philadelphia-based health systems as part of its inaugural grants program to support innovative…
Derrick Tarver, 2023 Well City Challenge winner, and his mother

$50,000 Well City Challenge 2.0 Grand Prize Winner Announced

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PHILADELPHIA — TCBMe, a social selfcare platform that empowers Black and Brown youth to define their future and unleash their potential through free access to creative expression…
Regional Coalition to Eliminate Race-Based Medicine

Philadelphia-area health organizations form Regional Coalition to Eliminate Race-Based Medicine

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Today, the Regional Coalition to Eliminate Race-Based Medicine (Regional Coalition) launches. The Regional Coalition members will work together to remove race “adjustments” from 15 commonly used…
Independence Blue Cross and The Colorectal Cancer Alliance launch 45+ Reasons campaign

Independence Blue Cross and The Colorectal Cancer Alliance launch 45+ Reasons campaign to support colorectal cancer prevention

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Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (the Alliance) announced the launch of 45+ Reasons, a campaign to get more than 5,000 Black Philadelphians ages 45…
Winners of Well City Challenge 2.0

Economy League, Independence Blue Cross, Accelerate Health Equity Announce Winners of Well City Challenge 2.0

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Winners will receive funding for their community solutions to rising mind and heart health challenges The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (ELGP) and Accelerate Health Equity (AHE) today…
Mom and Baby

Accelerate Health Equity launches with new approach to health inequality in Philadelphia

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Collaboration brings together organizations from across the region to drive change Philadelphia — March 16, 2022 — Accelerate Health Equity launches today, bringing together organizations across the…