Ira Harkavy Advocates for Increased Involvement to Achieve Health Equity

Jill DiSanto


Thursday, January 5, 2017

In the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Ira Harkavy of the University of Pennsylvania suggests that universities should be doing more to solve problems in nearby urban communities, including poverty, racism and health inequity.  

In “Engaging Urban Universities as Anchor Institutions for Health Equity,” Harkavy, associate vice president and founding director of Penn’s Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, illustrates the role of universities as anchor institutions in urban communities, using specific examples from Penn.  

Click here to read the full article in Penn News.