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December 2015 Partners in Progress eNewsletter



December 2015 Partners in Progress eNewsletter

Convening Partners with an Urban Extension at Drexel University's Dornsife Center
Drexel University and the adjacent West Philadelphia neighborhoods now have a place where they can collaborate on issues of mutual concern. Inspired by the agricultural extension programs at land grant institutions, the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships was established in 2013 as the "cornerstone of Drexel's community commitment."

Creating a Culture of Health: the Role of Hospitals and Healthcare Systems
The report, "Hospital-based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health," issued by the Health Research & Educational Trust, reviews recent approaches health institutions have taken to improve community health. Based on these practices, the report provides a strategic framework for health institutions, along with innovative approaches they may wish to pursue in developing a culture of health in their communities.


Mercer University Partners to Revitalize Beall's Hill Neighborhood

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Grantee Spotlight: Southern University at Shreveport Helping Revitalize the Martin Luther King Neighborhood
The historic Martin Luther King neighborhood, located on the northern side of Shreveport, Louisiana, is home to Southern University at Shreveport. The University's Division of Community and Workforce Development has joined with the community and other local partners on a number of initiatives, including a small business development program and a community development corporation.

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