Environment & Policy

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Use Among Young Adults Aided By Financial Incentives: PRC Researcher Carolyn Cannuscio

New research from UPenn PRC Community Engagement, Partnerships, & Technical Assistance Core Leads Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, and David Grande, MD, MPA, shows that financial incentives may encourage epinephrine auto-injector use among young adults. Published in the  Annals of Allergy, Asthma … 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


Gun violence: location a key risk factor, according to Doug Weibe, PRC Core Lead

In the January 2016 issue of Epidemiology, Doug Wiebe, PhD, UPenn PRC Training Core Lead, and other health researchers from the University of Pennsylvania analyze detailed activity paths of urban youth to investigate the interplay between their lived experiences, time … Read more


Examining The Use Of Fear In Urban Violence Prevention Programs

  In the July 23, 2015 edition of Injury Prevention,http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/21/2/140.long, UPenn PRC’s Doug Wiebe, PhD., joins researchers Jonathan Purtle, Rose Cheney, and Rochelle Dicker in examining the impact of fear appeal persuasive messaging on violence prevention programs in urban communities. … Read more


UPenn PRC’s David Grande Identifies Implementation Issues for Expanding Role of Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers in Post-Reform U.S. Health Care Shreya Kangovi, M.D., M.S., founding executive of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers, and David Grande, M.D., M.P.A., Co-Director for the PRC’s Community Engagement, Partnerships & Technical Assistance Core, wrote in … Read more