Community Health

Community Scholars In-Residence

  Applications are now being accepted for the Community Scholars-in-Residence program which will be focused on cancer prevention and control research. Please contact Jill McDonald at jillmcd@upenn.edu  for more information and a program application.   Through this program, scholars will develop … Read more


A Tobacco-Free Penn Campus

The Student Health Service/Campus Health department at the University of Pennsylvania created videos to accompany their tobacco-free campus campaign. Watch their video, supported by the University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center (UPenn PRC), to learn more about their plans to … Read more


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