September 5, 2013

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Partnership underscores connection between financial independence and public health

PHILADELPHIA – Clarifi, a nonprofit community resource devoted to lifelong financial literacy, has joined Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) as an affiliate. Clarifi delivers services that empower people to make smarter decisions about money throughout their lives through one-on one counseling and education programs. The affiliation underscores the important link between financial independence and public health.

"We're excited to welcome Clarifi as the newest member of the PHMC affiliate family," said, Richard J. Cohen, president and CEO of PHMC. "Clarifi's mission to help people identify and secure the most important assets in their lives furthers our mission of building and sustaining healthier communities."

As an affiliate, Clarifi will benefit from programmatic and infrastructure support and economies of scale. In addition, PHMC conducts research and provides evaluation that allows the organization to assess and target health issues effectively. With this affiliation, PHMC now has a total of 11 affiliations and 350 programs, and will look to bring needed financial services to the more than 200,000 people they serve across the region.

"Our relationship with PHMC provides us with an opportunity to become part of a diverse public health institute and network of regional nonprofit organizations, ultimately allowing us to extend our reach into more communities and impact additional populations," said Patricia A. Hasson, president of Clarifi. "In today's economic and healthcare environment we see now more than ever that financial stability impacts all areas of one's life, especially their health. Together with PHMC, we'll strive to ensure that important public health issues aren't compromised due to economic barriers."

Clarifi offers financial counseling and financial literacy programs designed to help consumers in all stages of life plan for their financial future. Clarifi's financial counselors provide services at 13 offices throughout the Philadelphia Metro Area, including South Jersey and Delaware, offering bilingual services in Spanish and Chinese.

"PHMC and Clarifi view this affiliation as an innovative relationship for the people we serve," Cohen added. "Expanding programs and services, increasing workforce capacity and extending our reach to the most vulnerable communities – that's where we can continue to live our missions."

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

About Clarifi
Clarifi is a nonprofit organization that has been working since 1966 to help thousands of individuals identify and secure the most important assets in their lives. Formerly named Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley, Clarifi partners with other local nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, schools and local, state and national government agencies to impact more people and communities throughout the region. Clarifi believes that everyone should have access to the information and technology required to take control of their personal financial wellbeing, no matter their economic status. To learn more about Clarifi, visit