GlaxoSmithKline recently honored its GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site.
Ten local nonprofits, including the Coatesville Youth Initiative, were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia region. This highly competitive program, in its 21st year, highlights organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the community to improve health.
“Our 2017 GSK IMPACT Award Winners are improving health outcomes in Greater Philadelphia in unexpected ways,” said Caroline De Marco, Vice President of U.S. Pharmaceuticals at GSK.
“Although we may not usually think of safe housing, quality education, farming, or physical activity as healthcare interventions, these nonprofit organizations demonstrate that their work has a meaningful impact on the health of our region.”
The Coatesville Youth Initiative is an independent nonprofit committed to youth-led, transformational community change that trains youth leaders, enhances family relationships, encourages prevention education, and builds community collaboration.
The winners were selected by a panel of local and national community leaders through a competitive process. The nonprofits needed to demonstrate innovative, measured, and sustainable approaches to addressing at least one of the following health factors: diet and exercise, education, housing and transit, employment, family and social support, and community safety.