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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

Maggie Hadinger, EdD, MS
Lehigh Valley BTG Program Director

1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Ste. 202
Allentown, PA 18103
610-402-2475 (tel)
610-402-2203 (fax)

Mary Ellen Miller PhD, RN, DeSales University
Lehigh Valley BTG Program Director
Lehigh Valley BTG Program Faculty

Abby S. Letcher, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lehigh Valley BTG Program Faculty

Lissette Ortiz, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lehigh Valley BTG Program Coordinator

CHIP Eligibility

The following students may be eligible to participate in the LVHN Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program:

  • Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Public Health students who have completed their first year in the Graduate Program
  • Nursing students who have completed at least one clinical semester
  • Physician Assistant majors

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2015 BTG CHIP Community Partners – Lehigh Valley Health Network

  • AIDS Activities Office
  • Alliance Hall of Allentown
  • Casa Guadalupe Center
  • Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Six Street Shelter
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network Street Medicine
  • Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley

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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