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Temple Block-By-Block Works For North Philly Residents

  Kudos to a wonderful program.

  Temple Health: Block-by-Block is a program concerned with the overall health and well-being of others. Researchers go door to door and survey residents of Germantown, North Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion and numerous other areas of the city. Participants are asked to complete a survey. Then, based on the results, Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine offers a list of patient-care options the participants can take advantage of. Block-by-Block has assisted more than 1,100 Philadelphians so far and promoted Temple’s services at over two dozen community events.

  “The program is shining a new light on the needs [of] African Americans and other minorities while building a trusting relationship with the surrounding communities,” said Field Research Specialist Rosemary Jackson.

  Yolanda Turner, an African-American woman from North Philadelphia, is not the kind of person to refrain from discussing her own health. She was unaware of Temple’s services until Jackson visited her at home. Turner, who is now enrolled in Block-by-Block, is very grateful to be able to benefit from such a program.

  “Block-by-Block gave me information and tools I didn’t know existed,” Turner said. “Even my granddaughter has benefited from the program.”

  Thanks to Temple Health: Block-by-Block, Amiyah, Turner’s 13-year-old granddaughter, has begun to see a dentist. She also attended a clinic to learn more about living a healthy life.


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