"Healthcare for the Underserved in Philadelphia"
Mira Gohel, MD, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
This session will provide a practical overview of the scope of services provided at the PDPH Health Care Centers. The Centers are integral to providing outpatient primary care services to Philadelphia communities. They are particularly adept at facilitating care to the most medically needy vulnerable populations that are uninsured or underinsured. Both by necessity and by design, the PDPH has developed partnerships with numerous community based agencies, community and academic hospitals, and not for profit health service organizations in order to help individuals navigate systems and obtain services with the ultimate goal of improved health outcomes. Case based scenarios will demonstrate the complexities, challenges and the rewards of providing timely care to vulnerable and uninsured individuals who seek services at public health care centers.
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1. Compare demographics between the general US population and the city of Philadelphia.
2. Describe the scope of services provided by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) Health Care Centers to residents of Philadelphia.
3. List two unique programmatic interventions to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable populations within the city.
The Public Health and Medicine Lecture Series at Drexel University is sponsored by the School of Public Health and College of Medicine. The series will feature interdisciplinary speakers and topics for faculty, students, alumni and all general, interested audiences. The lectures are free of charge. CME credits are available for attending the lectures. The speakers in the 2011 - 2012 schedule will be announced shortly.
Department of Health Management & Policy
Drexel University School of Public Health
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Drexel SPH is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
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