Penn Medicine CAREs: 2018 Grant Recipients

Rowing is a sport that requires perseverance, dedication, communication, and teamwork. These life lessons are also essential to helping Philadelphia’s youth reach their potential and set themselves on a path to future success. Philadelphia City Rowing (PCR) works to provide local under-resourced high school students with a team environment rich in racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity that will empower them to engage with their community and realize their individual potential.

With support from a Penn Medicine CAREs grant awarded to Penn Medicine Clinical Application Analyst Joshua Littlejohn, MPH, MSN, RN, PCR is able to continue building their programs and provide improved experiences to more students. Thus far, 100 percent of PCR student-athletes have graduated on time and most graduate with plans to continue pursuing their education or training.

2019 Recipient Report

Take a look at a listing of projects most recently funded by the CAREs grant.

Charity Care and Community Outreach

Patient consultation

We are committed to caring for all patients equitably, with dignity, respect and compassion. As part of this commitment, we offer financial counseling and assistance programs to uninsured and under-insured patients to assist those who cannot pay for their care.

Learn more about charity care and the requirements for qualification.

Additionally, visit our Community Outreach Blog to read stories about the impact of employees and students' work on the community. 

For any questions about our community outreach efforts or the Penn Medicine CAREs initiative, please contact the Office of Government and Community Relations at 215-662-7030 or email

Health Equity Initiative at Penn Medicine

We're committed to ensuring high quality patient and family-centered care to you and all of our patients in our communities, regardless of personal characteristics. Learn more about Health Equity Priorities at Penn Medicine.

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Meet the Office of Government and Community Relations.


Learn about the ways in which Penn Medicine is helping the community through outreach programs, volunteerism and charity care.

Penn Medicine Outreach Program Directory

View some of the community programs in which Penn staff, faculty, and students participate and make a difference.

Community Events

Penn Medicine employees and students are invited to browse and register for upcoming community outreach opportunities. Outreach materials can be made available, if needed.

Request Volunteers Form

Request Penn Medicine's participation in community events, such as neighborhood health fairs, speaker forums or school functions.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet some of the people from Penn Medicine who are changing our communities through service.


Browse Penn Medicine's community reports, including CAREs Grant, Simply Because, Facts and Figures, Economic Impact, and the Community Health Needs Assessment.

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