Penn-CAREs-luncheonLast month, the  recipients of Penn Medicine CAREs grants for FY2013 were recognized at a special luncheon. “We are so grateful to work here with such a dedicated, gracious work force who spend an incredible amount of time and effort here at Penn Medicine and choose to pay it forward in our community,” said Judy Schueler, VP, Organizational Development and chief HR officer. “Many wonderful results have come from your grass roots efforts.”  In total, 27 CAREs grants were awarded to employees throughout the Health System.

The Penn Medicine CAREs grant program, led jointly by by Susan Phillips, senior VP for Public Affairs, and Schueler represents a joint effort between Public Affairs and Human Resources. It was established to offer institutional support to employees and their community outreach programs in the form of grants.

The funding can be used for projects big and small and for new or existing community outreach efforts.  During the past year, with financial support from CAREs, employees have addressed health disparities, provided care to seniors, provided CPR training and blood pressure screening at permanent housing for the previously homeless, helped prevent youth violence, and numerous other initiatives.

If you’re involved in community outreach, you may be eligible for a Penn Medicine CAREs grant.  To learn more -- and to apply --  click on ‘CAREs – Community Outreach’ on the left bar of the Intranet home page.  The deadline for the next round of applications is Sunday, September 1.

 Photo caption: Attending the luncheon that recognized all of Penn Medicine CAREs grant winners from FY13 were (l. to r.) Caroline Nelson, Karen Wagner, Sheryl Holbitzell, Phannerica Muhammad, and Beauty Averion.

CAREs Grant Winners 

Congratulations to the next round of winners of a Penn Medicine CAREs grant:

Jamie Shuda   Perelman School of Medicine   Penn Academy for Reproductive Services

Kara Cohen  Home Care and Health Services   Best Foot Forward

Chiamaka Onwuzurike   Perelman School of Medicine    PCPC Women’s Refugee Health Clinic

Mawusi Arnett    Perelman School of Medicine    West Philadelphia Wellness Empowerment

Ellen McPartland   Pennsylvania Hospital   Stroke Education Prevention


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