The American Public Health Association awarded the 2017 Vision Award for Excellence in Health Policy to Dr. Amy Carroll-Scott, assistant professor of community health planning and policy, and co-lead of the policy & community engagement core of the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative.
[Photo: Dr. Amy Carroll-Scott]
The Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) honored Dr. Carroll-Scott at its CHPPD Section Social Hour at the 2017 annual meeting on November 5.
The APHA Award for Excellence is given each year to an individual in recognition of his/her exceptionally meritorious contribution to the improvement of health of the people. It honors creative work of particular effectiveness in applying scientific knowledge or innovative organizational work to the betterment of community health.
Her research focuses on understanding and addressing health inequities in urban neighborhoods. Her work involves three broad approaches: studying the role of the multiple determinants of community-level health inequities, evaluating solutions to addressing such inequities, and building community and cross-system capacity to achieve health equity through research and practice.
Her current work involves a systemic literature review and white paper on community resilience frameworks in public health, evaluation of the Philadelphia Mental Health First Aid initiative, the creation of a profile of violence prevalence and prevention assets in the Latino community of Eastern North Philadelphia. She is also leading a 5-year evaluation of the impact of Drexel’s new Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships on surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhoods and Drexel University.