Living just a few miles away can decrease life expectancy by nearly twenty years. Many Philadelphians live, learn, work, shop, and play in neighborhoods that make good health difficult to achieve. Close to Home: The Health of Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods report and companion website provides comprehensive community health and well-being rankings for neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. These rankings elucidate which areas of the City are experiencing the poorest outcomes and facilitate targeted public health interventions and planning efforts to reduce health disparities in Philadelphia.
This publication for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health focuses on health outcomes for black men and boys in Philadelphia and also highlights notable Philadelphians who have worked to improve both their own health and the health and circumstances of other black men and boys.
Solarize Philly is a citywide program created by the Philadelphia Energy Authority to help Philadelphians go solar. The program was launched to make the process of installing solar as easy and affordable as possible, while also supporting solar training at the School District of Philadelphia and improving access to clean energy for all neighborhoods.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) serves as the regional planning agency providing guidance and assistance to build a sustainable and livable region. DVRPC plays a large role in developing with the Circuit Trails, an extensive regional network of connecting multi-use trails stretching for hundreds of miles within the Greater Philadelphia area. We worked with DVRPC to create a brochure and infographic to highlight DVRPC’s role in the Circuit Trails program and create awareness of DVRPC’s past success and capabilities.
Working with United Way, Scattergood Foundation, and the Philanthropy Network, Maskar has designed a two-volume guide that helps funders understand how trauma contributes to poor health and social outcomes and provides ideas and examples for applying a trauma-informed lens to philanthropy.