Care to Change the World
At Penn, we live our motto, Care to Change the World. Globally. And locally.
Penn is one of a handful of schools of nursing to own and operate a clinical practice. Living Independently For Elders (LIFE) is based on a PACE model of care for frail and vulnerable elders with limited financial means who want to remain at home rather than enter a nursing home.
Other initiatives include Healthy in Philadelphia, a collection of outreach activities designed to help improve the health of adults and children in West Philadelphia with substantial rates of childhood obesity, diabetes, smoking, drug use, and violence.
Work at the Sayre School in West Philadelphia includes student-led research relating dance as a form of exercise to tackle obesity called CityStep; faculty-led programs introducing high school students to careers in healthcare; and the United Community Clinics, which help local residents address their healthcare needs.