Miller, J. (2017, October 7). Community health and literacy center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A hospital partners with a city to develop a health literacy recreation hub [Web log post].

Year: 2017


This blog post reports on the Community Health and Literacy Center, a first-of-its-kind hospital-city partnership. The center includes a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) pediatric clinic, a full-service community health center run by city’s Department of Public Health, a public library branch, and a recreation center with playground and green space run by city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. CHOP provided $42.5 million in funding, securing $9.8 million in federal New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) equity and $30.5 million in NMTC loans.

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