September 20, 2011
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PSIJ to Release Special Fall Health Edition

PHILADELPHIA – On September 26, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a leading nonprofit provider of public health resources, will join Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ), the first publication dedicated to social innovation in the Delaware Valley, as co-host of the keynote reception at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association’s (PPHA) annual fall conference. The reception will mark the launch of the fall health edition of PSIJ. “We’re excited to share the latest issue of PSIJ with PHMC and other public health innovators,” says Tine Hansen-Turton, vice president of Health Care and Access at PHMC and co-editor of the publication. “Our special fall issue focused on innovations in health fits well with this year’s PPHA conference theme, The Power of Public Health: Moving the Mission Forward.”

The event occurs from 4PM to 7PM at the Radisson/Warwick Hotel in Center City, Philadelphia, and also features the PPHA conference keynote address by Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College. A well-known political analyst and public affairs commentator, Dr. Madonna will speak on The Nation and Pennsylvania: Policy, Politics and Personalities. “Dr. Madonna’s reputation as a national expert on public affairs corresponds with our mission of highlighting the region’s current emerging leadership,” says Hansen-Turton.

The special edition on innovations in health of PSIJ will be available for online viewing during the reception.  This edition highlights high impact organizations and next best practices as written by health thought leaders and social entrepreneurs. This also marks PSIJ’s seventh full edition with feature articles from innovators across the region, including a regular column from Mural Arts founder Jane Golden and a feature by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s senior adviser for nursing, Susan Hassmiller. It focuses on Philadelphia-centric healthcare topics, featuring regional nonprofit organizations such as PHMC, MANNA, PUFFA, Congreso de Latinos Unidos and more.

The PPHA conference will continue on September 27, from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.  Its theme will appeal to everyone who is interested in social innovation in the public health arena.  For more information and registration, go to


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 PSIJ

The firs t publication dedicated to social innovation in the Delaware Valley, PSIJ focuses on the Philadelphia region’s current and emerging leaders of social entrepreneurship, nonprofit organizations, foundations and social sector businesses, and on the principles they have developed to create, manage and promote social change. For more information on PSIJ, visit