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HHPH joins Play Like a Girl and the Pop Up Play Day Tour (PUPDT) partners at the 2016 Essence Music Festival!

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More than 500,000 African-American women and men will converge on New Orleans, Louisiana for Time Inc.’s highly acclaimed 22nd annual ESSENCE Music Festival, from June 30 to July 3. ESSENCE Festival, one of the largest consumer live events in the country, also serves as the backdrop for Play Like a Girl’s Pop-Up Play Day Tour which will celebrate the power…

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HHPH Gives Thanks

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This Thanksgiving, we at Hip Hop Public Health have much to be thankful for. Following the success of our inaugural “Health in Key” gala celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we would like to take the time to express our thanks for the people that have allowed Hip Hop Public Health to thrive in its mission to end health illiteracy through…

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Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S. Reaches 7,290 NYC Kids in 2014-15!

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The Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S. (Healthy Eating and Living in Schools) program has reached an exciting milestone just in time for its 5th anniversary. 7, 290 New York City children participated in the program over the past year. Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S. is located at Harlem Hospital Center, serving all 5 boroughs of NYC and targeting underserved communities. To date, our teamhas…

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Using Music to Teach Health

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By Becky Drootin How can we bridge the gap between public health workers and the general public to get people engaged and interested in health issues? This is the question Mark Burns asked himself that eventually led him to write his recently published guide, “Health Improvement: At Full Volume, Using Lyrics from Pop’s Back Catalogue To Engage ‘Harder to Reach’…

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HHPH Featured in New Documentary

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New Documentary Highlights the Unique Partnership of Music and Health at HHPH HHPH is off to a great start in 2015. This month we were highlighted in a documentary on NationSwell.com by Jacob Templin. This site is dedicated to profiling people or organizations working to create positive changes for communities across America. The short film features appearances by HHPH founder,…

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New Horizons for HHPH

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HHPH Ambassador Program Takes Off as HHPH Expands its Reach 2014 was a year of incredible growth for HHPH. HHPH gained many incredible partners this year including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM),LeapFrog, Largesse by Blaze Mobile, CHALK and Ka Life in New Zealand. Additionally, 7,000 kids participated in our school-based programming during the 2014 academic school year in New York City alone. Thousands more participated in our summer camp…

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From Drink Up Anthem to 3 Guinness World Records!

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Hip Hop Public Health has had a busy start to the fall months with many exciting events! First, we participated in the first birthday celebration of the Drink Up campaign. This campaign encourages children and families to drink more water and to make the healthy choice the easy choice. In honor of “Drink Up’s” birthday, we produced a new song,…

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