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September 25, 2012

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New Web-Based Searchable Directory Allows Clients to Navigate Many Public Health Options in Region

PHILADELPHIA—Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a leading nonprofit provider of public health resources, has released PHMC Matrix, a navigation tool that identifies the PHMC programs and services available to the public based upon the user’s search parameters. “PHMC has hundreds of programs that reach over 123,000 consumers in the Delaware Valley. Our capabilities range from primary care and substance abuse treatment to HIV prevention and programs serving adults, children – and everything in between,” says Richard J. Cohen, president and CEO of PHMC. “We want to ensure that our services are as easy to find as possible.”

 

Enter PHMC Matrix, a web-based, searchable directory of the programs provided by PHMC and its 10 affiliates. The Matrix allows current and future clients to navigate Pennsylvania’s public health institute. PHMC Matrix uses tags, or keywords, that help clients looking for specific services find the programs they need. “We created the PHMC Matrix to be as user-friendly as possible,” says Dina Wolfman Baker, chief communication officer at PHMC. “Whether you’re uninsured and looking for primary health care or need substance abuse counseling for your teenage son, you can search the PHMC Matrix to find resources.”

 

PHMC Matrix has a list of “Popular Tags” that put at users’ fingertips the most prevalent topics encompassed by PHMC programs. Additionally, clients can enter custom combinations of terms in the search box, review a list of the Matrix’s comprehensive tag listing, or look at the complete list of programs and affiliates. PHMC anticipates revising the Matrix on an ongoing basis, as programs and services change and expand. To access PHMC Matrix, clients simply have to go online to http://matrix.phmc.org.

 

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About PHMC

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce.  PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit www.phmc.org.