IPHI Quarterly Update 
October 2018
CHW Graduation Update! 
IPHI is excited to congratulate 19 graduates of our Community Health Worker Core Skills Training facilitated July - August in Richmond. On August 29, 2018 Community Health Workers from across Virginia completed a rigorous CHW training course that covered the foundations of health equity, public health knowledge, communication skills, care coordination, teaching & capacity building, health education and promotion, outreach strategies, advocacy, wellness, legal and ethical issues, and data collection and documentation. Learn More
New Report Released on Healthy Family Child Care Environments in Montgomery County

This spring, Healthy Montgomery TCI partners and School Readiness Consulting released a report on Healthy Family Child Care Environments in Montgomery County:  Supporting Best Practices for Nutrition, Physical Activity & Breastfeeding. The report contains recommendations and promising practices to support family child care providers in creating healthier environments for young children. 

Prince George's County's Investment in Matching Program Lifts Up Local Farms and Families 

The Prince George's County Food Equity Council, a multi-sector food policy group incubated at IPHI, advocated for County Council to allocate $130,000 in the fiscal year 2019 budget to support a program that provides a dollar-for-dollar match for purchases made using federal nutrition assistance at participating county farmers markets. 

The DC Healthy Housing Collaborative Launches

The DC Healthy Housing Collaborative
 (DCHHC) is a new multi-sector coalition seeking to address substandard housing conditions that contribute to significant health issues affecting District residents.   The Collaborative held its inaugural meeting with broad participation from public and private sectors involved in housing, public health, health care, legal services, public policy, and other perspectives. IPHI is a coordinating member of the Collaborative and serves as its backbone organization.
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IPHI and Partners Host First Annual  D.C. Outreach  Workers' Conference 

On July 24 and 25, 2018, IPHI co-hosted the First Annual DC Outreach Workers' Conference with DC Primary Care Assocaition (DCPCA), DC Health, and La Clinica del Pueblo. The 2-day event brought together CHWs, outreach workers, and stakeholders to participate in workshops, network, and get up-to-date information on the state of public health in the District. 

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Engages Nine Municipalities at the Annual Maryland Municipal League Conference

This past June, the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Campaign awarded Maryland Cities and Towns for joining the Campaign and passing new policies related to healthy eating, active living, and workplace wellness. Since 2012, IPHI has provided complimentary technical assistance to 65 local municipalities to help them create healthier communities.

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