A community foundation serving all of Delaware County

Child Trends has produced an interactive narrative piece about lead exposure in the United States. It cites the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program as an evidence-based intervention that improves families’ health. That includes reducing the impact of exposure to lead. NFP in Delaware County promotes lead testing, provides prevention education, and connects affected children to nutrition and early intervention resources. NFP also refers families in unsafe housing to on-site attorneys who can provide legal help. Read more.

Thanks to those of you who joined one of three community conversations on May 23 as part of the Philadelphia Foundation and the Knight Foundation’s On the Table Philly effort. The Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation co-hosted On the Table Delco with the following organizations: Upper Darby Weed and Seed at Christ Lutheran Community Church of Upper Darby; the Boys and Girls Club in Chester; and the Media Fellowship House in Media. We have just received the findings and invite you to learn more.

The next meeting of the Delco Area Resource Network (DARN) will take place on Wed. March 14 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Life Works School at Rockbourne Falls, 4 Rockbourne Road, in Clifton Heights. The theme for the session will be Addiction: Effect on Mental Health and Prenatal Health, with speakers from Key Recovery, Crozer’s Center of Excellence EMMA Program and Onward Behavioral Health. See the agenda or email Gerry Gonzalez for more information.

The photo above was taken at the Dec. DARN meeting at Emergency Management Services.

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