Community Health

Research on Community Health Care Worker Programs – Karen Glanz PhD and David Grande MD

In the December 2016 issue of Population Health Management, new research by UPenn PRC Director Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, and Core Lead David Grande, MD, MPA, examines how evidence-based interventions help community health worker (CHW) programs adapt to health care needs.   … Read more


Libraries Can Be a Health Resource for Vulnerable Populations: PRC Researchers Cannuscio, Grande, & Klusaritz

In a recent Fox News Health report, UPenn PRC Community Engagement Core Lead Carolyn Cannuscio ScD, shed light on the role modern-day libraries can play as multi-faceted community resource centers. “Some people would argue that libraries are old-fashioned, outmoded institutions that … Read more


Healthy Aging in Action: Recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General

  U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy and the National Prevention Council release:                                                       … Read more


Tobacco Taxes Help Tackle Smoking Addiction: Cheryl Bettigole, MD

In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer Commentary,  Cheryl Bettigole, MD, UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board member and Director of the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, advocates broadening the tobacco tax increase adopted by the … Read more


Racial Disparities in Access to Primary Care: PRC Researchers David Grande and Daniel Polsky

In the August issue of Health Affairs, UPenn PRC Researchers David Grande, MD, MPA, and Daniel Polsky, Ph.D, investigate racial disparities in spatial accessibility of primary care among different neighborhoods in the city of Philadelphia.  Noting that “areas of the … Read more


How Neighborhood Impacts Health and Well-Being for Low-Resource, Single-Parent Families: PRC Researcher Doug Wiebe

In the April 2016 issue of Health and Social Care in the community,  UPenn PRC Training and Evaluation Core Lead Doug Wiebe, Ph.D, and colleagues investigate factors in the physical and psycho-social well-being of low-resource, housing-unstable, single parent families living … Read more