New Visions for Social change

Our vision

Through a kickoff event in January of 2021 and continuing with the legacy of this website we seek to provide information to public health professionals and community members to support their involvement in advocating for structural changes to promote the health and well-being of our communities. Specifically, we want to promote the inclusion and participation of disenfranchised populations and advance anti-oppressive policies that address inequalities and lead toward a more egalitarian society.

Our Event

On January 22, 2021 Temple University hosted ‘New Year, New Vision: Building Collaborative Relationships and Skills for Social Change’. 

Funded by a grant from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Temple’s School of Social Work and College of Public Health partnered with the Church of the Advocate to host an event to discuss policy-level interventions that address inequities across several health domains in North Philadelphia.

Our Hope

Through this event and beyond, it is our hope that the lasting legacy will be the commitment from our community members to use the connections made, and the tools from this website, to take action working towards social justice and to become involved in local advocacy.

25%

Philadelphians live below the poverty line. Black Philadelphians are twice as likely to live in poverty as white Philadelphians

79%

Black Philadelphians are overrepresented in housing crisis and assistance programs

21%

Philadelphians are food insecure

12%

Latinx Philadelphians are uninsured, the highest rate in Philadelphia