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Second Community of Practice meeting draws nearly 200

Four Design Teams, six big ideas and an audience of nearly 200 people... 

HealthSpark Foundation hosted its second Community of Practice meeting on Monday, June 4th in Blue Bell as part of its Safety Net Resiliency Initiative

Since March, more than 50 health and human service nonprofits and close to a dozen representatives from county government have been meeting monthly to brainstorm ideas for projects to improve the county's safety net system. At the halfway point in their work, Design Teams gathered at this meeting to present their initial ideas - which they whittled from 155 down to six - to the larger community for feedback and ideas for further improvement.

Attendees included representatives from other nonprofits serving the county; municipal, faith, philanthropic and county leaders; school district officials and consumers. 

After receiving a quick overview of the initiative and work completed so far, attendees could attend two breakout sessions to learn more about, and offer feedback on, some of the ideas.

Design Teams will incorporate much of the community's feedback as they meet throughout the summer to refine their ideas.

A third Community of Practice meeting will be held on September 6, 2018 at Normandy Farm and Conference Center in Blue Bell. The goal of the September meeting will be for Design Teams to present their ideas in greater detail. Following that meeting, the foundation will solicit funding requests from Design Team participants on their projects.

If you would like to receive an invitation to the September Community of Practice meeting, please email