An important objective of the CCEB/DBE is to serve as a regional, national, and international resource for communities, universities, governments, and other organizations seeking guidance on issues germane to population medicine, public health, and the epidemiology of disease. CCEB/DBE staff and faculty are involved in the following research and education programs that impact the community:
- Bridging the Gaps
A consortium effort administered by the five academic health centers in Philadelphia and two other academic health centers in Pennsylvania, Bridging the Gaps is dedicated to training competent community responsive health service professionals, while providing community service and promoting public health among underserved populations.
- The Firearm and Injury Center at Penn
The Firearm and Injury Center at Penn (FICAP) is dedicated to creating safer communities through the systematic reduction of injury and its repercussions to the individual, family, and society.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Penn offers a two- to three-year masters-level interdisciplinary training program, guided by strong mentorship and informed by community-based research, to enable Scholars to improve health and healthcare in community settings. An overarching goal of the program is for scholars to partner with private and public sector organizations to serve in a novel capacity as a clinical physician investigator, rigorously trained in health services research and related disciplines (clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, health communications) and prepared to effectively translate and implement research into policy and practice meeting the needs of the community and advancing healthcare and public health.