Public Health Management Corporation, a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government agencies, foundations, businesses and other community-based organizations, has been named Agency of the Year by the national membership association Alliance for Children and Families.  Three agencies received this honor, with PHMC earning the distinction at the large agency level.

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) was chosen to receive the award because of its demonstrated excellence in board participation and support; impact through advocacy efforts on local, state or national levels; and innovative programming. Representatives of PHMC, including President and CEO Richard Cohen, will accept the award at the Alliance National Conference Oct. 20-22 in Milwaukee.

In the past year, a PHMC affiliate, National Nursing Centers Consortium, was instrumental in assuring that nurse-managed health care centers were included in this year’s health reform bill. In addition, PHMC expanded health care services to the homeless through prudent and strategic use of federal stimulus funds and secured a state level contract to provide quality improvements and professional development supports for early childhood education. PHMC also became the management arm of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force that works to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from catastrophic disasters. These are just some of the initiatives that reflect the fiscal, programmatic and capacity-building strengths that organizations and residents across the Southeastern Pennsylvania region rely on PHMC to provide.