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What are Philadelphians doing to foster a healthy community? What's working, what's not, and what's being overlooked?
On Monday, September 24, 2012, The Atlantic will explore all of this and more at "A Conversation on Community Health" Town Hall. Health care providers will join local leaders from non-profits, businesses and government to explore the innovative efforts underway in pursuit of a healthier, happier and stronger "City of Brotherly Love."
Entertainer and activist Dr. Bill Cosby, and his longtime advisor and writing partner Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will headline the “Conversation on Community Health” Town Hall to discuss their longtime interest and involvement in community wellness as a whole, and as it pertains to Philadelphia. Cosby has devoted much of his attention and fame toward bettering the community in which he grew up – Philadelphia – and others like it nationwide. In our moderated interview, Cosby and Poussaint will discuss their experiences, the best practices they have encountered for influencing hard-to-impact communities, and the ways in which we could all still do better.
Our program will also include Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder of the Children’s Health Fund and Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Additionally, Dr. Rob Simmons, Director of the Master of Public Health Program at the Jefferson School of Population Health, Sarah Martinez-Helfman, Executive Director of Eagles Youth Partnership, Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor for KYW Newsradio, and others will be featured on a panel to discuss their experiences and present the findings of an expert working summit happening earlier in the day.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you at the event!
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