Urban Health Solutions is a non-profit organization founded by concerned community activists (2000) in direct response to the overwhelming health problems of Philadelphia’s low-income minority communities. Our goal is to bridge the lack of preventive health education in the Philadelphia area. Utilizing a corps of trained physicians and medical staff, the organization offers targeted and culturally medical and educational services, provided in both individual and age-appropriate group settings.
To fulfill its mission of providing educational and preventive medical outreach services, Urban Health Solutions does intergenerational programming in the following areas of health care education and services.
We Serve Our Community
- HIV Primary Care Medical Services (Ryan White)
- HIV Outreach and Prevention Education
- Family Planning Services
- Education Programs (Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer and Asthma)
- Camp Urban Solutions
Noble Sidney Jones, MD
Dr. Noble S. Jones was born and raised in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. His parents were successful and well educated justly instilled in him the importance of achieving academic excellence as a part of preparing for a lifetime of service to the wider community. He attended private secondary schools of Washington and completed his undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. Upon graduation he returned to the capital area to work in his first professional position as a Chemist in the Laboratory of Cerebral Metabolism with the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. There he participated in research on an animal model to improve the knowledge base for Multiple Sclerosis.
From that experience, Dr, Jones was inspired to attend Medical School. He submitted his application to the highly competitive George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and was accepted. After completing a rigorous course of was study he awarded a degree as a Doctor of Medicine. Next he chose another selective, difficult and challenging developmental option and continued his studies and preparation through an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
Desiring to continue in the practice of medicine to some of the most needy patients of the community, Dr. Jones joined the staff of Lomax Medical Associates (LMA) as an Internist. There he managed and serviced a large private outpatient and inpatient adult practice in the inner city neighborhood of South Philadelphia. As his experience and knowledge continued to grow, Dr. Jones was elevated to the position of Medical Director for LMA. In this new position he blossomed as a multi-talented medical practitioner with such achievements as:
- Organized and directed a 14-member multi-specialty physician group consisting of Internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, gynecologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants
- Directed the delivery of primary healthcare to over 18,000 patients at five different sites.
- Directed the delivery of total health care to 7,000 members of the Greater Atlantic Health Systems, a group model Health Maintenance Organization.
- Supervised all quality assurance and utilization review
- Negotiated contracts with sub-specialists
- Acted as a consultant to the Philadelphia Prison Health System in the development of quality assurance systems and standards of medical practice
After changes were made in ownership and operation of LMA, Dr. Jones decided to launch his own private practice in the South Philadelphia community. He established the South Philadelphia Heath Associates in conjunction with several other physicians and health professionals. There he continued to practice medicine using many of the medical concepts that he had developed and implemented previously. As Medical Director for the new company, he focused on:
- Establishing and directing a multi-specialty physician group consisting of Internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, gynecologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants for the delivery of adult and pediatric primary care. The group included a sizeable fee-forservice practice and performed both inpatient and outpatient care
Later as healthcare conditions migrated to new areas with government assistance, he modified the practice to take advantage to improved patient funding through government sources by applying for and receiving certification as an FQHC-lookalike through a new organizational entity, Urban Health Initiatives. Currently Dr. Jones is continuing his practice through an affiliated organization, Urban Solutions, Inc. that is based upon HIV/Family Planning practice focus. His careful and professional approach to work on HIV has resulted in consistent and exceptionally high outcomes for those patients.
During his tenure in medicine Dr. Jones has received several additional certifications including:
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Pennsylvania State Medical Licensure
- National Board of Medical examiners
- Drug Enforcement Administration
- Controlled Substance Registration
His and professional recognitions include:
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
- Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania
- International Society of Hypertension in Blacks
Dr. Jones maintains his hospital affiliation with the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA.
As a part of his dedication to his work and his community, Dr. Jones has continually worked to reach out to his patients and others in need of medical assistance through a variety of community activities. He is aware that many others have made contributions to him that enabled him to achieve a reasonable level of success. He therefore takes seriously a responsibility to give back through service to thecommunity. He has developed community health programs and fairs to take his work directly to the people to meet patients on their own turf. He has developed long-standing friendships and projects a smooth, easy and friendly manner.
Dr. Jones is married and is the father of two young successful daughters. Despite maintaining a busy schedule with many professional challenges, he has a strong sense for the importance of maintaining his own health in order to provide the best service possible to the community. To that end, he is an avid fan and supporter of the Philadelphia Eagles, and he enjoys golfing in the limited additional time that can be carved from his challenging schedule.
Mrs. Yvonne S. Jones
Mrs. Yvonne S. Jones, RN, BSN is a distinguished figure in the South Philadelphia community. Leading Urban Health Solutions, Inc. as the CEO of the company, Mrs. Jones and her team consistently achieve exceptionally high patient evaluation/performance outcomes.
Providing the community with services for HIV/Family Planning, Teen Outreach and Primary Care, Yvonne’s careful and professional approach as well as her organizational skills, are what influences the companys’ notable success with patients. Providing Medical Services to underserved, low income residents of the South Philadelphia community is exceptionally rewarding to Mrs. Jones who has had an array of experiences in the medical field.
Mrs. Yvonne Jones was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Her parents were products of the urban middle class culture. Her mother was born and raised in Jamaica from a successful and upwardly-mobile social position. She migrated to the United States to take advantage of improved educational opportunities but unfortunately faced chronic illnesses due to allergies that were complicated by the colder northeast winter weather. This shift in having to focus on her health, resulted in the termination of her educational pursuits while Yvonne’s father worked diligently for the Post Office to support his family.
Her mother’s illnesses and her father’s work schedule precipitated the burden of Yvonne having to work and adopt a motherly role to her five siblings as a young teen, to help support her family. In this role, she was given early exposure to the pressures of crisis management and emergency medical interventions that would become the foundation and blueprint for her professional pursuit of healthcare. There were countless trips to the emergency room with her mother along with other emergencies that enabled her to blossom and prepare for a life of service to others.
After attending the Philadelphia Community College and earning an LPN from the James Martin School of Nursing, Yvonne began her work as a nurse. Continuing her education at Temple University, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree after eight grueling years of challenging part-time course work in nursing. She simultaneously worked at Methodist Hospital in the ICU, CCU, and Cardiac Care units as an LPN, where she was able to build a strong profile of medical service. Eventually moving on to Pennsylvania Hospital, Yvonne continued to develop her skill set. When her career opportunities expanded, she decided to work at the Graduate Health Systems as a part of BSN medical surgical nurse and then on to Temple University as a Neurosurgical Charge Nurse in the Operating Room.
Entering the medical practice management field, presented new challenges as well as opportunities for Yvonne. She joined the staff of Lomax Medical Associates (LMA) where she designed, implemented, and supervised a health screening system for newly arrested individuals within the Philadelphia Prison System, who were awaiting arraignment. This experience allowed LMA to successfully bid and win a very competitive contract for medical services for the Philadelphia Prisons system’s 5000 inmates, resulting in significant financial savings for the City of Philadelphia and improved medical care for their patients.
Yvonne was making significant strides in her career which continued to propel when she met and married Noble Jones, MD. Their partnership resulted in the formation of South Philadelphia Health Associates (HASP). While she shared the responsibilities of the medical practice with Dr. Jones, the two formed an affiliated practice, Urban Solutions, Inc. ( now Urban Health Solutions, Inc.) the non-profit arm of HASP which folded into UHS in 2015.
Yvonne is the CEO, and Noble Jones, MD is the Chief Medical Director managing an organization that ultimately aids the community in fostering healthy and productive lifestyles.
Yvonne has been very successful in her career and has raised her two daughters to be successful and passionate in their own work as well. They both are involved with their parents and are dedicated to the practice as volunteers, attributing their skills in the nursing and finance fields to aid in the progression of Urban Health Solutions, Inc.
Urban Health Solutions, Inc.
1408 S. Broad Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146