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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

Mary Ellen Miller PhD, RN, APHN-BC, DeSales University
Lehigh Valley BTG Program Director

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA
Fax: 610-282-2091

Abby S. Letcher, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Maggie Hadinger, EdD, MS, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lissette Ortiz, BBA, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Phone: 610-402-2482

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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2018 BTG CHIP Community Partners – Lehigh Valley Health Network

  • AIDS Activity Office
  • Alliance Hall Summer Camp
  • Casa Guadalupe Summer Camp
  • Sixth Street Shelter

For an alphabetical list of all 2017 BTG CHIP community partners and to view 2017 community project summaries by site, click here.

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