SEPA Wellness Coalition

What is the SEPA Wellness Coalition?

Our Mission: Encourage healthy behaviors where people live, work and play in order to improve health outcomes, reduce disparities, and foster a culture of wellness in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Wellness Coalition welcomes a diverse group of professionals, elected officials and community members who are dedicated to creating a healthier Pennsylvania. Multiple and coordinated public health approaches are needed to create lasting positive change and a greater focus on health promotion and prevention of disease. To facilitate this work, the SEPA Wellness Coalition provides education and training for individuals and professionals in business, public policy, health care and public health, and community organizations.

SEPA Wellness Coalition meetings are collaborative learning activities (continuing education) and networking opportunities led by field-leaders (MD, PhD, RN, MS, MPH-level speakers) in areas within and outside tobacco dependence treatment including health disparities, mental and behavioral health, LGBT health, access to care and services, health insurance coverage, prevention, wellness, healthy behaviors, physical activity, and nutrition, and more. Visit the SEPA Coalition on Facebook or contact us for more information. We would love to hear from you!


Past Meetings and Trainings

Southeastern PA Wellness Coalition: Vaping- A Public Health Epidemic

December 6th, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn West Chester/Exton

This meeting focused on the current public health epidemic of vaping: vaping trends and devices, social and mass media prevention campaigns, available treatment options and more.

Keynote Speaker: Mike Amato from Truth Initiative

Intended audience: public health and medical professionals, schools, parents, and community leaders.

Trauma Informed Care in Our Communities

June 6th, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn West Chester/Exton

Thank you for a great colition meeting!  If you missed the meeting or would like to review the informatoin presented, below are slide decks and handouts from the presentations througout the day.  The keynote presentation was recorded and will be posted here when available.  Keep an eye out for our next meeting in the Fall/Winter of 2019!  


Speaker: Rob Reed, Executive Deputy Attorney General 

              with guests:   Kristen Harootunian, Minding Your Mind

                                    Tony Luke Jr., Actor, Singer, Songwriter, and the face of cheesesteaks in Philly

                                     Shannon Robinson, Friends Rehabilitation Program


Concurrent Breakout Sessions: 

Trauma Informed Organizations.  Presented by: Sharon Czabafy DSW, LCSW, CAAD, TTS, CET, MAC  Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital Wellness Center

              Handouts: ACES Infographic    Need for Trauma Informed Care 

Trauma Informed Commnunities and Schools.  Presented by: Dr. Martha Thompson PsyD, LPC, CAADC   Empower the Mind LLC

             Slides: Dr.Thompson_Presentation

Trauma Informed Self-Care and Burn Out Prevention.  Presented by: Lee Carson, MSW, LSW   Health Promotion Council 

              Handouts:  ProQOL    Feelings Chart     Tips for Vitality & Serenity 


Member Organizations:

Public Health Management Corporation, Health Promotion Council, University of Pennsylvania, Main Line Health, Bucks County Health Improvement Project, Council on Chemical Abuse, Suburban Community Hospital, Lebanon Family Health Services, Crozer-Keystone, Lancaster General Health, Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, ChesPenn Health Services, Clean Air Council, Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Schuylkill Health, Phoenixville Hospital, The Wellness Connection, American Academy of Pediatrics, Berks Community Health Center, PA Department of Health, TriCounty Worksite Wellness Initiative, Lankenau Medical Center, Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Chester Drug Free Communities, Independence Blue Cross, Drexel University, University of Liverpool, Caron Treatment, Riddle Hospital, American Cancer Society, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Johnson Kendall & Johnson, Haverford Area YMCA, Preventive Health and Wellness, Reading Health System, St. Mary Medical Center, Einstein Hospital, PA Coalition on Oral Health, Reshaping Nutrition, LLC, Phoenixville YMCA, Professional Healthcare Nurse Consultants, LLC, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Phoenixville Communities That Care, Nicotine Anonymous, Chester County Health Department, Bryn Mawr Hospital and more!

Slides and Resources from Previous Meetings: