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Our Foundation

About Us

Philadelphia Health Partnership is a private, independent foundation. Our mission is to advocate for and resource equitable, quality care and services that improve the health and well-being of people in Philadelphia. We envision a Philadelphia in which everyone, particularly those who have faced barriers to opportunity, achieves optimal health and well-being.

A book in an old library representing the Foundation’s historical connection to Pennsylvania Hospital.

Our History

The foundation was created in 1997 as part of the merger between Pennsylvania Hospital and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Originally known as “First Hospital Foundation,” we became “Philadelphia Health Partnership: Foundation for Healthy Communities” in 2018. Our current name and logo reflect our commitment to Philadelphia County, our focus on health, and our philosophy towards collaboration and engagement. In 2023, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary as a health equity champion.

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Vision and Mission

In 2021, Philadelphia Health Partnership refined our vision, mission, and guiding principles.

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Vision, mission, and guiding principles.
Philadelphia Health Partnership Board members working together at a planning meeting.

Our Board

We are governed by a group of experts from a range of disciplines and sectors dedicated to our mission.

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Our Team

Our staff builds and maintains strong relationships with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and cross-sector stakeholders.

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