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"The members gained information about maintaining their health ... [and] began to see coherence in establishing healthy on-going practices ... Our members and staff shared freely with the BTG students and felt they were contributing to the education of professionals who wanted to be more understanding."
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Bridging the Gaps Program Faculty and Staff


Maria Hervada-Page, MSS
Thomas Jefferson University BTG Program Director
maria.hervada-page@jefferson.edu
215-955-6538

Department of Family and Community Medicine
1015 Walnut Street, Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19107

R. Patrick McManus Jr., MD, Jefferson Medical College
George P. Valko, MD, Jefferson Medical College        

CHIP Eligibility

Thomas Jefferson University students who have completed their first year in the following programs may be eligible to participate in the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program:

  • College of Health Professions, Occupational Therapy
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Jefferson School of Pharmacy
  • Jefferson School of Population Health

Students from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research join Thomas Jefferson interns (in some years) working on community projects.

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2016 BTG CHIP Community Partners – Thomas Jefferson University & Bryn Mawr

  • Aquinas Center
  • Bethesda Project, My Brother's House
  • Francis J. Myers Recreation Center
  • Hall Mercer, Child and Family Unit
  • Maternity Care Coalition, Cribs for Kids
  • Mercy Hospice
  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
  • Nationalities Service Center, Health Outreach
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Patient Assistance Program
  • Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Philadelphia Nurse Family Partnership
  • Philadelphia Senior Center, NewCourtland Network  
  • Prevention Point Philadelphia
  • Ready, Willing & Able, Inc.
  • SHARE Food Program, Inc.
  • Southwest Community Development Corporation, Patterson School
  • Urban Tree Connection
  • Youth Emergency Service

For an alphabetical list of all 2015 BTG CHIP community partners and to view 2015 community project summaries by site, click here.

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