Center for Urban Health
Bridging the Divide between Healthcare and the Community
Today, a baby born in Society Hill will live up to 20 years longer than one born in Strawberry Mansion. The Jefferson Center for Urban Health is dedicated to addressing the myriad factors contributing to these health disparities. Founded in 1998, the Center takes a comprehensive and coordinated approach to understanding the needs of the communities it serves, leveraging Jefferson resources as well as existing data sources like the Public Health Management Corporation’s Household Health Survey and community organizations and residents, to develop targeted campaigns for each neighborhood.
Philanthropic support is vital to increasing the breadth, scope, and impact of our services, supporting interventions in key areas of focus including: access and advocacy, research and outcome measurements, community partnerships, health education and prevention programs, education of health providers and students, and innovative service delivery systems.