On Saturday, June 3, Mazzoni Center’s The Real Impact Project (aka TRIP) is thrilled to welcome Big Freedia, aka the Queen of Bounce, for a night of music, dancing and community building at the University of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia.  TRIP is a social initiative designed to raise awareness regarding sexual health Read more...

March 31 marks the annual Trans Day of Visibility, created to celebrate the existence of trans and gender nonconforming people everywhere.  An important counterpoint to the annual Trans Day of Remembrance, TDOV is a reminder of the very real courage and resiliency trans people demonstrate every day, whether through public activism or simply through living as their authentic selves in a world where discrimination, harassment, and sometimes brutal violence is directed at them for no other reason than who they are.  It's also a great opportunity Read more...

The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill ealier today by a vote of 32-18 that would amend Pennsylvania’s current Abortion Control Act to change the current 24-week cutoff for abortions to 20 weeks except in cases of an extreme medical emergency. The bill would also make a safe, medically accepted technique called “dilation and evacuation” illegal, and would criminalize doctors for performing it.  

Opponents of the bill, including the Pennsylvania Medical Society, say the bill simply limits legal access Read more...

The incoming Congress has made removing health care and health protections for millions of people one of its first priorities. More than 1​.1​ million people gained coverage in PA through the Affordable Care Act, including​ nearly​ 7​0​0,000 people that benefited from Medicaid Expansion.

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There are still many unanswered questions about what the new presidential administration will mean for healthcare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. On the campaign trail, the President-elect insisted that he would call for a full repeal of the ACA, although in the days since the election, he has stated he may keep some elements of the law – like the ability for children to stay on their parents’ insurance up to age 26 and measures that allow for coverage despite preexisting conditions.
 
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With the election of Donald J. Trump, America has entered uncharted political landscape. One of his key promises has been: “On day one … we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.” 
 
While we believe a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be far more difficult than we think, none the less, we are already taking the steps necessary to ensure our patients and clients that no one will be turned away for lack of insurance. This is one of our core values; it has always been our practice and will Read more...