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The Penn Inter-Professional Forum to Address Social Determinants of Health

In the second installment of The Penn Inter-Professional Forum to Address Social Determinants of Health three part series titled ‘Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health - the Community Component,’ Penn Nursing’s Terri H. Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, and Professor of Nursing of Children  and Penn Dental’s Joan Gluch, PhD, RDH, PHDHP, Associate Dean for Academic Policies, Division Chief and Professor of Clinical Community Oral Health - and their community partners- shared how health professionals can better address social determinants of health through community engagement.

Held on February 28, the panel discussed that a reciprocal commitment between health professionals and community members/organizations is essential. This helps to establish equality, places the focus on the priorities of the community in addressing disparities, encourages continued outreach, and strengthens efforts to establish new collaborations with other professions, sectors, and populations.

This seminar series was funded by the Provost’s Excellence through Diversity Fund.

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