Bridging the Gaps Symposium: Working Conference on Strategies for Improving Health

Posted by on August 19, 2005

Bridging the Gaps
15th Anniversary Symposium
a working conference on strategies for improving health
in underserved communities

Please Join Us!
September 16, 2005
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Behrakis Grand Hall
Creese Building
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Please share this invitation with others who might wish to attend. Now celebrating its 15th year, Bridging the Gaps is committed to forging partnerships with individuals and organizations dedicated to the promotion of health in underserved communities. The annual symposium is based on the work of student interns from various health-profession institutions in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Erie, Pennsylvania, who have participated in the Bridging the Gaps program. The symposium is offered free to the public. Come explore issues of importance to all of us focused on improving the health of our urban communities.

Participating Educational Institutions
Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, LaSalle University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania, University
of Pittsburgh, and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Guest: Georgetown University.

Workshop 1 The REAL, Real World Philadelphia: Teen Reality
Workshop 2 Responding to How Urban Culture Contributes to Youth Violence and Isolation
Workshop 3 No Such Thing as A Free Lunch: The ?Cost? of Our Children?s Nutrition
Workshop 4 Sex and Biscuits: Exploring Myths, Fears and Revelations About Aging
Workshop 5 Can You Hear Me Now? The Static Between and Within Cultures
Workshop 6 Let?s Play Doctor: Fun Games ?n Health Education for Youth
Workshop 7 Coping with Professional Disappointment
Workshop 8 Great Expectations: What Happens When Biases Get in the Way?
Workshop 9 Transcending Cultural Barriers: Building Trust in the Community
Workshop 10 Mixed Messages: Communicating with Children in a World of Conflicting Perspectives

Awards Ceremony/Plenary Session
Geoffrey Canada
President and CEO
Harlem Children?s Zone
New York, New York

For Information
To learn more, please contact Mary Ellen Bradley,
Bridging the Gaps Program Office:
Phone (215) 898-4141
Fax (215) 573-2265

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