Intersecting Communities: Colleges and Communities Partnering to Address Health Disparities

Posted February 24th, 2010 at 8:48 am.

Friday, March 19health-composite1, 2010, 2 – 9:30 p.m.

Bryn Mawr College Wyndham Alumnae House

The conference is dedicated to the life and work of Kevin J. Robinson, Assistant Professor at the Bryn Mawr College
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

This conference brings together members of the Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore College communities with representatives of community-based health organizations in the greater Philadelphia area to discuss collaborations targeted at reducing health disparities in our community. The goals are; a) to analyze the dimensions of health disparities in our nation and community, b) to present innovative local programs addressing health care needs of low income people, c) to discuss the experiences of tri-co students and graduates engaged in local community-based health care organizations and programs, and d) to discuss how colleges and community-based health care organizations can collaborate to advance equity and justice in health care delivery
Ana Maria Lopez, M.D., MPH, FACP, BMC ‘82, Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2008-09 Hepburn Center Fellow
Robert D. Shumer, Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Lecturer in College of Education and Human
Mariana Chilton, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management & Policy, Drexel University, Principal Investigator, Philadelphia GROW Project
Carol Rogers, facilitator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 2009-10 Hepburn Center Fellow
Stanton Miller, M.D., MPH, HC ’77, Center for Public Health, Lourdes Hospital
Jose Benitez, Executive Director, Prevention Point Philadelphia
Steve Larson, M.D, HC ‘83, Dean of Global Health Programs, University of Pennsylvania, Founder of Puentes de Salud
JoAnne Fischer, Executive Director, Maternity Care Coalition, Philadelphia
DINNER with panelists, representatives from various community health care organizations and interested students
PANEL OF STUDENTS & GRADUATES Transformative Experiences: Students Partnering with Communities
Speakers: Clayton Ruley (GSSW), Daphne Owen (Post-Bac), Melanie Olivares (BMC 2010), Jennifer Atlas (Haverford 2009), and Ben Mazer (Swarthmore 2010)
Kaye Edwards, facilitator, Associate Professor of Independent Programs, Haverford College
Co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College’s Career Development, Civic Engagement, Center for Science in Society, Center for Social Science, Health Professions, and Psychology Department; Haverford College’s Center for Peace & Global Citizenship,
Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center, and Pre-Health Advising; and Swarthmore College’s Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, and Health Sciences Office
Enrollment is limited to 60 students. Slots will be allocated roughly equally among Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore undergraduates, Bryn Mawr Post-Baccalaureate students, and Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research/Graduate School of Arts & Sciences students, on a rolling acceptance basis. To register, contact Margaret Kelly (mkelly01@ for an application form. Applications must be submitted by March 1st, 2010

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