Action Wellness

Putting good health into motion

aka Action Wellness   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  http://www.actionwellness.org

Mission

Action Wellness is a Philadelphia-based organization committed to helping people living with chronic diseases. Its services include medical case management; a range of health screenings including HIV testing, treatment as prevention, and prevention education; supportive housing; and volunteer services. Continuing its legacy of providing support and myriad services for individuals living with HIV disease, its Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers work together to sustain and enhance the quality of life for the diverse community it serves.

Ruling year info

1987

Principal Officer

Mr. Kevin J. Burns LCSW

Deputy Executive Directo

Ms. Elizabeth Hagan

Main address

1216 Arch Street 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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Formerly known as

ActionAIDS

EIN

23-2446355

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Case Management Services

Medical Case Management is at the heart of Action Wellness. Our Medical Case Management program serves thousands of individuals and families each year in more than 30 locations, and is recognized both regionally and nationally. Establishing trust through one-on-one relationships, our Medical Case Managers work closely with clients to coordinate care, navigate through complex government systems, and expertly access medical, social, legal, and emergency services. We take great pride in the innovative programs we have developed and launched that uniquely address unmet client needs with measurable outcomes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Action Wellness provides housing counseling and housing for homeless individuals and families with chronic illness. For our clients with HIV disease, Casa Nueva Vida (House of New Life) which was opened in 2004, provides permanent supportive housing. In addition, our Positive Living Program provides rental assistance to 20 HIV+ led households in scattered sites.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Chronically ill people

The Buddy Program at Action Wellness provides volunteers who supply emotional support, companionship, and occasional assistance with the tasks of daily living within a mutually agreed-upon schedule of contact. Action Wellness provides preliminary training and ongoing peer support for Buddies throughout their service. The Action Wellness Buddy Program is one of the oldest and largest Buddy programs in the US, with more than 200 dedicated Buddies serving over 250 individuals and families each year.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

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Financials

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Operations

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Action Wellness

Board of directors
as of 4/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Rochelle Laws

TD Bank

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Jeffrey Alexander

Beneficial Bank

Term: 2018 -

Leah Chaplin

Retired

Patricia Bass

Constella Futures

Kenneth Kleinman

Stevens Lee, LLP

Karl Krumholtz

Retired

Kate McGrann

Retired

Frank Pittner

Chubb

John Butts

PerformRX LLC

Rochelle Laws

TD Bank

Joe Quinn RN, BSN

Retired

Jonathan Beatty, MD

Elements Behavioral Health, Inc.

Alicia Beatty

Retired

Meg Butler

City of Philadelphia

John Dawson Jr, PMP, CQA

Retired

Daniel DiBuo

U-Haul

Brenard Lundy

Retired

Dan Parente

Retired

Whitney Strickland

Temple University Hospital

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/20/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

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