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Physical Health Resources

Community Resources For Asthma Obesity Dental Smoking Cessation Reproductive Health And More!!!!

● Asthma Resources ●

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Managing Asthma Sesame Street Resource

Amazing resource to help families understand and control their child’s asthma. Check it out!
www.sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/asthma/

CAPP (Community Asthma Prevention Program)

Offers free asthma classes (5 sessions with free asthma products at each session) and home asthma interventions for more severe asthmatics- targets West and North Philadelphia residents- 3535 Market Street Suite 1018 – 215-590-5261.
www.chop.edu/capp

PA Asthma Partnership

Fantastic resources for families and providers. www.paasthma.org

● Childhood Obesity Resources ●

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Healthy Weight Program of CHOP

The Healthy Weight Clinic is a clinic for children ages 2 – 18 who are overweight or obese. Our goal is to provide a complete assessment of obesity-related illnesses; help organize care with medical specialists; and provide weight management using a family-based approach. Call 267-426-2782 for info.

www.chop.edu/service/healthy-weight-program/home.html

5 Steps to Healthy Living

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Choose my plate healthy lifestyle site

Go to http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for several resources for healthy living

Infographic on the cost of obesity in America

Cl;ick here for graphic

Healthy Weight Tool Kits

Tool Kits to keep families healthy. From the Healthy Weight program at CHOP. See link below.
http://www.chop.edu/health-resources/healthy-weight-toolkit

Philly Powered

Philly Powered is a part of Get Healthy Philly is designed to promote everyday physical activity particularly among adult men and women who are seeking to live healthier lives. phillypowered.org

NaturePHL

Find parks and outdoor events near you. Click here naturephl.org

We Can!

A national resource for parents and kids to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Go to link below.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/

Health Partners/YMCA Partnership/Weight Watchers

Free YMCA membership and other fitness centers for HP members under 18 years old. See attached.
Click here for info
WeightWatcher

 

Keystone First Gym Memberships

Keystone First members 12 years and older may join one of many participating community gyms. You pay $25.00 for your first 18 visits within 90 days. Then, Keystone First pays the rest of your annual membership.
http://www.keystonefirstpa.com/member/eng/programs/fitness/index.aspx for info.

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight Site

Great site from the AAP for families, providers, and the community.
http://www2.aap.org/obesity/index.html

● Smoking Cessation Resources ●

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Quit Line

Pennsylvania’s Free Quitline, 1-877-724-1090, is offered as a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Cancer Society. Based on state-of-the art techniques in smoking cessation, the service provides counseling and structured assistance for individuals who are committed to quitting.
http://www.determinedtoquit.com/

Quit Smoking Resources

Fax Referral for Providers

Determined to Quit

An amazing online resource from PA Department of Public Health to help teens and adults quit smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to the site below.
www.determinedtoquit.com

Text-To-Quit Smoking Cessation

Ready to quit smoking? Try text-to-quit.
Text “Quit” to 47848
http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt
A
lso, many other options at smokefree.gov

Help Teens Quit Smoking

Info on helping teens quit smoking.
teen.smokefree.gov/

Complete Listing of Smoking Cessation Resources

Click here for Resource List

● Reproductive Health Resources ●

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CHOICE Hotline (Concerns for Health Options, Information, Care and Education)

CHOICE provides information, counseling, education, and referrals to free or low cost reproductive health services including pregnancy options and testing, ECP, birth control, and STI and HIV testing and information throughout Philadelphia and surrounding counties. CHOICE Hotline 215-985-3300/Toll Free 1-800-84-TEENS/Spanish 215-985-3350. Click choice-philadelphia.org/teen/aboutus.asp for teen site and click below for listing of sites!
www.choice-philadelphia.org/wp
Click here for listing of sites

Access Matters Information Hotline

The  mission is to ensure access to high quality, comprehensive, reproductive and related health and prevention services to primarily low-income individuals and families. Free clinics throughout the city. Call (215) 985-2600 for info.
http://accessmatters.org/

Planned Parenthood of SE PA

The mission of Planned Parenthood is to protect and enhance reproductive freedom and to increase access to reproductive health care. Provides birth control; prenatal care; STD screens; and sexual health education- 1144 Locust Street- 215-351-5500 other locations, click here
www.plannedparenthood.org/ppsp/

Take Control Philly

Info on sexually transmitted infections, how to protect yourself and FREE CONDOMS!! throughout the city or mailed to you. Great website below that also has a resource guide for that lists resources in Philly that helps teens be safe and successful.
www.takecontrolphilly.org

Bedsider

Great website that compares birth control methods and where to get free contraception. Go to bedsider.org

Need to Know text information from CHOICE

To find a clinic for free birth control, STD testing, and counseling on sexual health information,  just text askchoice to 66746. It’s that easy.

MTV’s Get Yourself Tested (GYT) Website

Find info and resources in your areas for free testing and facts about STDs. See below.
www.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt/

Philadelphia FIGHT

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization providing primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk. Call (215) 985-4448 for info or visit their website for location at fight.org

Action AIDS

Non-profit, community based social service organization which provides professional, individualized care to people with HIV/AIDs in Philadelphia- 1216 Arch Street, 6 th Floor 215-981-0088
www.actionaids.org

AIDS Hotline

Provides info on AIDs/HIV and STDs, family planning- 215-985-AIDS

Sex, Etc.

A national resource for teens to improve sexual health and education. Great handouts/videos/social media.
http://sexetc.org/

● Failure to Thrive Resources ●

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The Grow Project for Children with Failure to Thrive

The mission of the Philadelphia GROW Project is to help low-income children and their families achieve normal weight gain, good nutrition and proper development through service, research and advocacy. If you think your child has failure to thrive call 215-427-GROW (4769).
www.centerforhungerfreecommunities.org/our-projects/grow-clinic

● Dental Resources ●

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Give Kids a Smile- Listing of Dentists

Working with PCCY, Give Kids a Smile helps families find affordable dental care that accepts most insurances (Medicaid). See below or call PCCY at 215-563-5848.
http://www.pccy.org/
Listing of Pediatric Dentists

Protect Your Babies Teeth Handout

Click here for handout

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Dental Program

No cost, quality dental care for your child 1-13 years old. Eligible if have no dental insurance or Medicaid insured. Call 215-427-8877 for more information.

Elwyn Dental Clinic

Dental clinic for children with special health care needs. State of the art full service dental facility with full accessibility. 4040 Market Street. Call 215-895-5533 for appointments.
www.elwyn.org

Spanish Dental Resource

Amazing program for dental care for children in Spanish-spanish.ilikemyteeth.org

Dental Handouts for Kids with Special Healthcare Needs

Click link below and choose the category for handout.
http://dental.washington.edu/departments/omed/decod/special_needs_facts.php

Philadelphia County Dental Society

Assists Philadelphia residents by answering questions about dental care and providing referrals to dentists in caller?s area- 215-925-6050
www.philcodent.org

PA Dental Association

Get info on dental care, finding a free or low cost dentist , and more.
http://www.padental.org

● Eye Care ●

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Vision Care Guide and where to find eye doctors

“Where to go for Vision Care”- A Guide for Vision Care Services for Children and Teens in Philly from PCCY. Click below for Guide of website for more info. Click here to find an eye doctor for your child in your neighborhood.
www.pccy.org
Click here for Vision Care Guide

Give Kids Sight Day Free Eye exams and Glasses!

Click here for info October 21, 2017. Info click www.pccy.org/resource/give-kids-sight-day

Financial Aid For Eye Care

Click link for various financial aid programs for glasses and vision care nei.nih.gov/health/financialaid

● Miscellaneous ●

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

A variety of assistance for the prevention, detection, and treatment of childhood lead poisoning- 215-978-2788. Lead Safe Babies Project- free lead cleaning supplies and free home inspection for new or pregnant parents- Free inspections (see flyer below) 215-978-2788. Also click here for info on new lead paint disclosure law.
www.phila.gov/health/childhoodlead/
Click here for Flyer

Vaccines on the Go

Great website and mobile app to get accurate, timely information on childhood vaccines. Click here for info.

Poison Control Center

The mission of the center is to reduce the number of accidents, severity of injuries, the number of deaths, and the healthcare costs associated with poison exposures- 800-222-1222
http://www.chop.edu/service/poison-control-center/
Resources

Sickle Cell Disease Association

Provides non-medical supportive services, resources, and assistance to persons affected by Sickle Cell Disease and Trait- 5070 Parkside Ave, Suite 1404- 215-471-8686
www.sicklecelldisorder.com

Food Allergy Network

Great resource for families that are affected by food allergies. Call 800-929-4040 or visit their website.
www.foodallergy.org

Allergy and Asthma Network Mother’s of Asthmatics

Great resources for families with allergies and asthma.
http://www.breatherville.org/

Roots2Rise Yoga/Meditation

Provides access to yoga and mindfullness in various locations for $5 or less.
www.roots2rise.com/5schedule

Meditation and Breathing Information

Click here for ways to help center yourself and reduce stress

Stop, Breathe and Think

A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion. Help reduce stress and increase focus, anywhere. Phone, web. Click below
www.stopbreathethink.org

Sesame Street- Helping kids with Traumatic Experiences

Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out! sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street

This is a resource app for you to share with your child to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.
iphone or Android

Low Cost Community Yoga and Meditation Classes/Resources

Community Yoga Studios that offer weekly classes for less than $10.00: For more information about class times and how to prepare for class, call the studio or check out their schedule posted on their website!

1. Grace and Glory Yoga: 2220 Frankford Ave (267) 909-9483: graceandgloryyoga.com
2.Amrita Yoga and Wellness: 1204 Frankford Ave (267) 928-3176: amritayogawellness.com
3.The Yoga and Movement Sanctuary: 2623 West Girard Ave (401) 862-6634ymsphilly.com
4.Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434; studio34yoga.com
Additional Yoga Classes:
Recovery Yoga:
Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434
Queen and Trans Yoga:
Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434

Community Meditation classes:

1.Amrita Yoga and Wellness: ($5) 1204 Frankford Ave (267) 928-3176amritayogawellness.com

Wellness Apps:

1.Downdog (Yoga Buddhi Co.) (FREE YOGA)

2.Yoga Studio (Gaiam, INC. (FREE YOGA)

3.Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness (FREE)

Websites:

www.youtube.com (FREE) guided meditation, yoga, and mindfulness activities

yogajournal.com (FREE) yoga