Public Health Fund improves the health of the Delaware Valley community through innovative and effective public health initiatives.
Public Health Fund serves as a catalyst for a healthy community for all in the Delaware Valley.
Public Health Fund (formerly Philadelphia Health Care Trust), is a foundation that has fostered health care delivery, research and education in the greater Delaware Valley since 1996. On July 1, 2010, Public Health Fund joined Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), an organization with a history of strong management and longstanding leadership in issues affecting our region’s public health capacity and access to health care, social services, research and health information. Public Health Fund’s relationship with PHMC ensures a fiscally strong and sound future for the foundation that will positively impact the health of communities in the greater Philadelphia region. Grantees Public Health Fund has awarded grants to community institutions including Drexel University School of Public Health, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center and WHYY, among others.
Board of Directors:
Public Health Fund operates with an independent board of directors comprised of five members whose backgrounds span the areas of health care, social services, law and business:
Richard J. Cohen, PhD
President and CEO, Public Health Management Corporation
Denise Christian, MD
National Vice President, United Healthcare Clinical Services
The Honorable Renée Cardwell Hughes
CEO, American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Michael K. Pearson
President, Union Packaging, LLC
Executive Director, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center