PSR Philadelphia presents Movies on Campus:
Short Film, Refreshments & Discussion on Health, the Environment & Advocacy
Thomas Jefferson University
College Building, 1025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Theme: Toxins in Everyday Products
Toxins' impacts on health & the environment
(Video to be determined.)
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public
Register below by 2/1/14.
Come watch a short video on how toxins in everyday products can affect health. Learn what you can share with patients, healthcare consumers, family, and friends. The program and refreshments are free; however, preregistration is required (preregistration online closes on 2/1/14). Seating limited. (Admittance for non-registrants will be permitted if space and refreshments allow).
5:15 Check in & Refreshments
5:30 Welcome and Introductions
5:45 Short video or movie clip
6:00 Discussion, led by PSR Philadelphia executive director, Cherie Eichholz, MA
6:10 Jefferson students' perspectives
6:30 Q & A
6:45 Call for Action: Easy steps to safeguard health and the environment
About Movies on Campus
PSR Philadelphia is often invited to speak to students - medical, nursing, public health - on various issues. We provide this service as part of our mission. We know that future health professionals will need to have the knowledge, skills and tools to address environmental exposures in their patients and communities. To this end, PSR is partnering with local universities to bring our expertise on environmental health in a fun and engaging way. View other locations and themes at www.psrphila.org/upcoming-events.
This approach of showing a video and leading a discussion offers a meaningful and fun experience for all students, faculty, staff and the entire university community. The event is open to the public. This event is made possible by Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health and the Center for Urban Health.
About PSR Philadelphia
PSR Philadelphia is a public health nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote social responsibility by protecting health, the environment and communities through education, training, direct service, and advocacy. Participation and membership is open to all. We especially welcome health professionals and health professional students to join us. Student membership is free (visit www.PSRphila.org).
About TJU School of Population Health
The Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH), established in 2008, is one of six schools and colleges that constitute Thomas Jefferson University, a leading academic health center founded in Philadelphia in 1824 as Jefferson Medical College. As the first designated School of Population Health in the country, we are dedicated to the exploration of policies and forces that determine the health and quality of life of populations, locally, nationally, and globally. Accordingly, our mission is to prepare leaders with global vision to develop, implement, and evaluate health policies and systems that improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life. We do this by providing exemplary graduate academic programming in public health, population health sciences, health policy, healthcare quality and safety, and applied health economics and outcomes research. This academic programming is enhanced by sustained research and publications, and by a robust professional development in these areas.
About TJU Center for Urban Health
The Jefferson Center for Urban Health is designed to improve the health and well-being of Philadelphia citizens both young and old by marshaling the resources of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Thomas Jefferson University and its Department of Family and Community Medicine, and partnering with community organizations and neighborhoods. The Center's goal is to improve the health status of individuals and targeted communities/neighborhoods through a multifaceted initiative, the ARCHES Project, which focuses on six themes:
Visit www.SEPTA.org for public transit routes via bus, trolley, subway, and regional rail. We encourage the use of public transportation to reduce pollution and mitigate greenhouse gases and their impact on climate change. A campus map for Jefferson is available at http://www.jefferson.edu/directions/TJU_campus_map.cfmMap