Meet the rest of the 2021 Health Hero Challenge Semifinalists –

Posted: September 8, 2021 at 10:18 am


You will know who they are, what they are doing, and what they represent.

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You can get a glimpse of the work these local health leaders are doing and the nonprofits they support.

Last week we introduced you 5 out of 10 semi-finalists For this years Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge Presented by Independence Blue Cross. Today you can meet the rest!

Remember, you can Please vote Once a day, daily, until September 30th, you will need to win a $ 15,000 donation to a charity of your choice, named 2021 Health Hero. (The two runners-up will each win a $ 2,500 donation to the charity of their choice!)

Below you will meet the remaining members of the 2021 Health Hero Challenge Semifinalists.

Who: Christina Burke, the wife of Jim Burke, a local restaurant owner, breast cancer survivor, and Wm executive chef. Marherins son.She founded TAG Time Happy Hour, A series of fund-raising events for lung cancer research after my husbands stage IV lung cancer diagnosis last year.

Selected nonprofit organization: Pennsylvania Hospitality Support Response (HARP) provides hospitality workers with immediate emergency funding and one-time individual grants to front-line employees in the industry in the event of unforeseen difficulties.

What motivates you to make Philadelphia a healthier place? Also, what kind of policy would you make if possible?Philly is more than a map location for me and our family. Where we grew up, where our kids go to school, where we volunteer as Little League coaches, and fortunately my husband and I Its also a place to get. The best health care for our family. We feel we are part of a community that cares for each other. We about our cancer journey By sharing the story, we were able to see the impact on our community [Ive heard] It encouraged many women to get their daily mammograms. TAG Time Happy Hour is also a great connection for the local food and beverage community to get out of the particularly difficult and isolated COVID season. Health comes in many shapes and sizes. Ive already won if TAGTime motivated me to feel personal connections, schedule regular screenings, and fund important cancer studies.

I carry out free regular health checkups for everyone. This is especially useful for people who do not have health insurance or who have a genetic predisposition to a particular cancer. Early detection can save lives! We also want to develop policies to prevent food waste in restaurants and supermarkets by providing safe alternatives for reusing and repackaging food in poorly serviced areas.

Who: Founder of a non-profit organization based in Lynette Medley, sexual health counselor, and Mount Airy No more secrets, Mindbody Spirit. Co-founder with SPOT period, Menstruation hub and uterine wellness center.

Selected nonprofit organization: No more secrets, Mindbody Spirit.A sexuality awareness and counseling organization aimed at combating physiological poverty and increasing menstrual equity throughout the Philadelphia region.

What motivates you to make Philadelphia a healthier place? Also, what kind of policy would you make if possible?My community is arguably my greatest source of inspiration in continuing this relentless battle for menstrual equality and justice. I want people to deal with the natural parts of life. I sincerely believe that life should not be at risk. The sad reality is that socially constructed systems are exposed to health risks by denying access to free or affordable menstrual products. In addition, it prevents the entire population from reaching its full potential.

Poverty is high in Philadelphia, but poverty is more than just food insecurity and the homeless. Not being able to buy menstrual products such as tampons and pads is a problem that exists here in Philadelphia: health insurance and menstruation. Because there is no federal funding for care, thats why I help young people in school age experiencing menstrual anxiety through comprehensive menstrual health and uterine care services, and the provision of free menstrual supplies. It provides direct and intentional funding for policies that mandate.

Who: Local visual and performing arts artists, youth art teachers, mental health advocates, and Embryo Exhibition series..

Selected nonprofit organization: Urban art gallery, West Philadelphia Art Exhibition, Performance, Workshop Hub. The organization also offers free youth programs in visual arts, music, chess and storytelling to help local children and adolescents live a happier and more productive life.

What motivates you to make Philadelphia a healthier place? Also, what kind of policy would you make if possible?Changing a community story about mental health motivates me. People feel safe and lack access to places where they can trust the guidance provided on emotional and behavioral health. In our homes, classrooms, workplaces, churches and other community groups, we need unconditional positive consideration. In the mental health of invisible illness, everyone It is important to note that it can have an impact.

I ask that art and wellness classes are available and needed at all public schools in the city. By doing so, young people living in communities identified as BIPOC, LGBTQ +, and / or marginalized can be exposed to alternative therapies and maintain an exit for healthy expression themselves.

Who: Tahirah Austin-Muhammad, co-founder and chief operating officer of a tissue focused on sickle cells, Crescent Foundation..

Selected nonprofit organization: Crescent Foundation, A local non-profit organization that provides resources to people affected by sickle cell disease. This includes free webins on medical transitions and patient support, immersive programs for medical students, and psychosocial and case management support for people living with sickle cell disease.

What motivates you to make Philadelphia a healthier place? Also, what kind of policy would you make if possible?I had an episode of sickle cell disease and my first experience trying to get help was trauma I was in pain in a cold waiting room for 12 hours before receiving care. From that experience, I will be fighting for compassionate, impartial and timely medical care for patients with sickle cell disease, especially those affected by an unequal system. I knew.

To ensure that patients with sickle cell disease are properly cared for within federal guidelines, we will introduce a system to examine patients who will give the department a letter grade after a visit through a patient satisfaction survey. The investigation is then reported to the institutions funding sources and the leadership salary is affected until the institution receives a B or higher. Establishing quantifiable and leadership-responsible standards encourages everyone to reach their full potential to benefit the quality of life of their patients.

Who: Tasnim Sulaiman, a licensed professional counselor, a marriage and family therapist specializing in sex therapy, and the founder of a local therapy group. Black man heals..

Selected nonprofit organization: Black man heals, A non-profit organization that aims to provide free treatment to black men living in and around Philadelphia and eliminate both the stigma and costs of mental health care. The organization also has color providers, so clients should work with therapists who feel they equate with unique cultural stressors such as racism, prejudice, and economic disparity. I can.

What motivates you to make Philadelphia a healthier place? Also, what kind of policy would you make if possible?I am motivated by my daughter (and all my children). We believe that it is the responsibility of adults to set a better example for the next generation and lead a healthy diet and life, including mental and emotional health. Last year also focused my Ultra Lens further on the health inequalities that exist in the color community. The murder of George Floyd, the resulting racial riots, and the pandemic have made me ten times more committed to destroying and changing the existing broken healthcare system.

I have health insurance for everyone. Many uninsured or uninsured people in Philadelphia do not have equal access to quality care at affordable prices, and also mentally, especially for health care providers. We hope that health care insurance and restrictive regulations will change. For example, it is difficult for therapists to even join the insurance panel, and even if they do, the repayment rate is low. These barriers (existence) Many therapists do not accept insurance, and as a result, people are unfairly prevented from receiving quality off-network treatment.

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