Philly health center offers new resource for people with chronic conditions

Philadelphia FIGHT community health centers service people battling illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis C.

Justin Udo
July 19, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Philadelphia FIGHT community health center

Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia FIGHT community health centers service people battling illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis C.

"We see a wide variety of folks who need a lot of support in managing their healthcare," said Juliet Fink Yates, the agency's chief education officer.

She says their new Critical Path Learning Center on Locust Street in Center City merges resources people desperately need.

"A digital hub for the intersection of health technology and education," Fink Yates said.

Philadelphia FIGHT's services are free for anybody who needs them.

"Our center enables folks to learn about health conditions, come here, learn about what's going on with themselves, find information on the Internet," Fink Yates said, "and also use a wide variety of tech tools and learn how to use those tech tools in order to improve their health care."

She says the goal is to address the issue of digital health equity -- "so that nobody is left behind. Nobody has to think they aren't getting quality health information."