• BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR: STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS TO ADDRESS LOCALIZED URBAN HEALTH DISPARITIES

      Jones, Nora L. (Temple University. Libraries, 2021)
      Many community-based organizations in urban areas of the United States exist to address the needs of their neighborhood and bridge the gap between the healthcare system and their community. In the Primary Care setting, healthcare providers have the opportunity to address those needs, either through their own expertise or through connecting patients with other resources. Despite this unique role of Primary Care Providers (PCPs), many of them are unaware of the resources that exist in their very own community. PCPs need awareness of, as well as partnership with, these community-based organizations. Integrating these resources into patient care will allow providers to improve health on a population level through a more robust response to patient and community needs. This will ultimately lead to a reduction of health disparities and improved quality of life in the community. This thesis seeks to explore strategies and resources that PCPs can use to better address patient and community needs.