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January 2021

Surgeon Fills COVID-19 Testing Gap in Philadelphia's Black Neighborhoods [jamanetwork.com]

By Mary Chris Jaklevic, JAMA, December 16, 2020 As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surged last spring, pediatric surgeon Ala Stanford, MD, heard from Black residents in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who had symptoms but were hitting roadblocks in getting tested. Some lacked a physician’s referral. Others were turned away because they didn’t arrive in a car or didn’t meet criteria for testing. Testing sites were clustered in affluent White areas. Black residents, who were...

Applications due Feb 19: FREE Community Health Worker/ Certified Peer Specialist Training for Young Adults

Do you know what it's like to be impacted by violence in your neighborhood? Do you want to use your experience to help others heal? Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking young adult applicants for a 9-week Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP)/Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Academy. This program, sponsored by Philadelphia Works, is designed to train Philadelphia residents age18-24 to become Community Health Workers / Certified Peer...

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