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Netter Center head: There is 'no greater problem than the condition of our cities'

Maddie Vaziri

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

During his undergraduate years at Penn in the 1960s, Ira Harkavy protested the University’s treatment of the West Philadelphia community. Now, as the associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, he continues that mission, most recently in an article in the American Journal of Public Health.

His article, “Engaging Urban Universities as Anchor Institutions for Health Equity,” says that more needs to be done to address poverty, race relations and health in “communities in the shadows of powerful, relatively wealthy urban universities.”

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