UPenn PRC Core Leads Cannuscio & Grande Help Move Free Library Health Literacy Initiative Forward

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UPenn PRC Community Engagement, Partnerships, and Technical Assistance Core Leads Carolyn Cannuscio and David Grande are part of the University of Pennsylvania team supporting a health-focused partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Penn team just completed a community needs assessment in South Philadelphia, the neighborhood where a new community health and literacy center will open in Spring 2016. Their work focuses on how the Free Library addresses the social determinants of health, including the development of a training program to help librarians become community health specialists who guide library patrons to resources and programs that benefit health and wellbeing.

Pictured left to right: Anna Morgan (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar), Carolyn Cannuscio (Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health), Adina Lieberman (Program Manager, Family Medicine and Community Health), Amy Graves (Research Assistant, Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI)), and Roxanne Dupuis (Research Program Manager, CPHI).

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140919_Joint_library__health_and_rec_center_coming_to_S__Phila_.html

http://www.chop.edu/news/chop-and-city-philadelphia-break-ground-health-and-literacy-center#.Voq-CVJjx41