Parts of West Philadelphia are designated by the US government as a Promise Zone due to deep and persistent poverty in the community. Low economic resources lead to food and housing insecurity and other social needs, making it difficult for people to manage their health and wellbeing. We combine patient care with evidence-based programs to address unmet social and behavioral health needs.
Dr. Carolyn Cannuscio, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, is a social epidemiologist who believes in working with communities to remedy health disparities. She is dedicated to using her skills as a researcher, her partnerships with strong organizations, her position at Penn, and her experience as an urbanite to improve population health. With her incredibly inspiring team, she is committed to answering the Institute of Medicine’s call to “eliminate health inequities and improve health for all.”