Neighborhoods That Thrive: Creating Safe and Healthy Communities

Ronald McDonald House - Chestnut St House
Feb 21, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am

Various social factors determine a neighborhood’s health, including crime, life expectancy disparities, and substance use disorder. If Philadelphia is going to reduce its poverty rate — the highest among the nation’s big cities — it needs to address these issues.

According to recent analyses by the City of Philadelphia, “people living in poverty are more likely…to have shorter life spans” and reducing gun violence could “translate into millions of dollars more in property value and tax revenue,” adding further incentive for residents and businesses to foster safe and prosperous communities.

At this Roadmap for Growth issue forum, learn how local businesses and organizations are addressing social determinants of community health.

Event includes panel speakers with a moderator.

Panel Speakers:
– Danielle Brooks, Director of Health Equity | AmeriHealth Caritas
– Elizabeth Datner, Chair of Emergency Department | Einstein Healthcare Network
– Abraham Gutman, Opinion & Editorial Writer | The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC
– Jordan Harris, PA State Representative | PA House of Representatives
– Raynard Washington, Chief Epidemiologist | City of Philadelphia, Dept of Public Health