December 9, 2021

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PHMC Awarded $2 Million RACP Grant to Support PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar

PHILADELPHIA, PAPublic Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, has been awarded a $2 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The funding will support the development of the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar, an innovative and integrated public health campus designed to serve the needs of the West and Southwest Philadelphia communities.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded the RACP grant and are proud to be included among an impressive list of important statewide projects,” said Richard J. Cohen, PHMC President and CEO. “We look forward to continued collaboration with partners and the local community as we work toward a shared vision of an integrated health and wellness campus with a focus on serving our West and Southwest Philadelphia neighbors.”

The RACP funds will be used to support the renovation, restoration and development of the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar, which opened on March 25, 2021. PHMC is working with partners – Penn Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation – to transform the site into a 21st century hub for health and wellness. The project also supports local job retention and job growth, with an estimated $256 million in economic impact based on an independent review from Econsult Solutions, Inc.

“This funding would not have been possible without the strong support from Senator Anthony Williams and Representative Rick Krajewski, whose Districts include the Cedar Campus, and Representative Amen Brown, whose District borders the Campus. Along with their colleagues, we appreciate their advocacy and support for this important and meaningful project for this community and within a highly competitive process,” added Cohen.

“I’m grateful that our state has awarded these much-needed funds to the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar, a project that is providing essential healthcare services to our working-class community in West and Southwest Philadelphia,” said Representative Krajewski.

PHMC would also like to thank the following individuals for their support, encouragement and letters of support for the Campus: Senator Vincent Hughes, Representatives Matt Bradford and Joanna McClinton, and Councilmember Jamie Gauthier; community leaders including ACANA, Wharton Wesley United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek Neighbors and the Cedar Auxiliary; as well as partners Penn Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Trinity Mid-Atlantic.

The RACP is a Commonwealth-funded grant program that supports the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Additional information about the program can be found on the Office of the Budget’s website at

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Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices and evidence-based guidelines 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