Public Health Directions: Summer/Fall 2011

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Public Health Management Corporation has spent much of the past year reviewing its structure. One outcome of that work was the decision to create the new role of chief operating officer. In July, Wayne Pendleton, LSW, ACSW, joined PHMC as our first COO.

Did you know that, last year, PHMC and affiliate programs served more than 10,000 children under 18 years old? Or that since 2007 our programs have served slightly more men than women? Or that 7 out of 10 clients we serve reside in Philadelphia County?

For the first time in history, the average American online consumer reports spending as much time on the web as watching TV, according to a 2010 survey by Forrester Research. The same survey found that Americans have increased their Internet use 121% over the last five years.

Fifteen-year-old high school freshman Kendall White loves his world history class. He dreams of joining his school’s football team next year and maybe the hip-hop club. When he grows up, he wants to become an architect or an artist. But before White came to The Bridge Intensive Prevention Services (BIPS) program, he would often skip school and was in danger of failing.

PHMC added Metropolitan Career Center (MCC) to the PHMC family as an affiliate on July 1, 2011.