A study led by Robin Stevens, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Equity & Media Lab, shows that there is an alarming connection between the negative social interactions disadvantaged youth experience in both the neighborhoods they live in and on social media. Read more
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.
On October 17, 2017 Penn Nursing joined The Food Trust HYPE Youth Summit in supporting and engaging Philadelphia high school youth in becoming leaders for healthy change in their schools and communities.
On November 8, the Penn Interprofessional Forum to Address Social Determinants of Health welcomed Dr. Laura Magana Valladares, Executive Senior Advisor, IANPHI Mexico Secretariat, National Institute of Public Health, and Dean Antonia Villarruel, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing Senior Fellow, to share the National Academy of Medicine’s report “A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health” (2016) with the Penn community.