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Health Intervention Program for Families - HIP

Funding Organization:

Philadelphia Department of Health, Office of Maternal Child and Family Health

June 1992- Present

The HIP team provides services to children with health problems and their at-risk families. Services such as family and environmental home assessment, educational visits and referrals to community agencies are tailored to the needs of each family. Families are encouraged and assisted to use services already in place as well as discover new resources.

Care is delivered by public health nurses, community health paraprofessionals, social workers and counselors. A substance abuse counselor provides individual, at-home health education, counseling, and referral services for program participants.

Family members who would like such a service are welcome to phone. Community services are welcome to make referrals to this program. Blank referral forms are available upon request. Referrals are accepted by phone, fax, or mail by any interested person on behalf of the family who would be involved.

Contact at La Salle:
Sharon Starr, R.N., M.S.N.

Clinical Coordinator
(215) 951-5034