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Drexel Video Series Highlights Philadelphia Progress toward Becoming a Trauma-informed City

The Drexel University Center for Public Health Practice in the Dornsife School of Public Health has launched a video project featuring interviews with 29 of Philadelphia’s academic leaders, public sector champions, and community partners about the journey to becoming a trauma-informed city. The project was developed through the HRSA-funded Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center.

For over a decade, Philadelphia has been at the forefront of understanding trauma and its connection to health, education, and social and emotional well-being. As the fifth largest city in the country, Philadelphia has taken a public health approach to trauma and toxic stress that has drawn national recognition.

Experts were asked a series of questions to explore their experience with trauma within their system, the progress that’s been made, and where systems and individuals need to move in the future.

The video series is available online along with an on-demand webinar with project leader Dr. Sandra Bloom, associate professor in health management and policy at the Dornsife School of Public Health.