Ideas We Should Steal: RIP Medical Debt

A third of Americans have medical bills they cannot pay. A New York nonprofit has helped eliminate $2 billion of that debt for the poorest of them

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Fighting Domestic Abuse During Covid-19

The pandemic has survivors of domestic violence trapped at home with their abusers. France, Spain and others have figured out how to reach them

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Health care disparities in the age of Covid-19

At next week’s virtual town hall Jefferson CEO Stephen Klasko and Ala Stanford from Black Doctors Covid-19 Consortium will unpack a harsh reality of the pandemic—and everyday: Black patients are dying at a higher rate

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What Can We Do?

Last week’s horrendous police killing of George Floyd—on the heels of two other high-profile killings of African Americans this year—makes clear once again that we cannot stand by. Here, 13 ways all of us can start making change.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

12 Ways To Honor Veterans

Thank a vet today for helping to keep you free. Then consider other ways to give back to those who served

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Mailing Ballots to Every Voter

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered ballots be sent to all his state’s registered voters for the general election. Why don’t we do that here?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Virtual Town Hall on The Last Dance

The Philly-born producer of the hit Michael Jordan documentary takes us behind the scenes of the film that has stormed America

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Heroes and New Normal Forum

Next week’s virtual event is a call to arms for the investor class: Can concentrated social impact investing create a post-Covid Philly that’s better than ever?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy