Community outreach promotes health equity
In collaboration with our community partners, PMC provides health education, services, research, and job opportunities to the West Philadelphia community in effort to create more equitable health outcomes. This work relies on the funding of our generous supporters.
A Message from PMC Co-Director Dr. Jason Karlawish
The Penn Memory Center serves patients, research participants, and caregivers from across the Philadelphia region, and many of them are our neighbors in West Philadelphia. We’re committed to being a good neighbor, by working closely with community leaders and organizations to make brain health more equitable.
Philadelphia is a diverse city, and we’re committed to studying this diversity, with a special emphasis on persons who identify as Black or African American.
Black or African-American adults are twice as likely as their white counterparts to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Our outreach team works with community partners to engage our neighbors in research so we can better answer the question “why?”
Philanthropy is key to fulfilling these commitments. With it, we can build our outreach team and collaborate with more community partners. Together, we will achieve healthier and more equitable outcomes for all older adults and their families.
This content is part of A Celebration of Hope, PMC’s annual fundraiser.