Temple University Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy (CBUHP)

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The Temple University Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy (CBUHP) gives the following descriptive information:

Temple University’s Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy (CBUHP) is committed to defining and addressing the ethical challenges of urban health care, public health status, and policy.

With its abundance of academic medical centers, Philadelphia should be the one of the healthiest cities in the nation—yet health disparities persist in the city at levels surpassing national averages. Health status is especially troubling in North Philadelphia, where a disproportionately high number of residents suffer from preventable and treatable health conditions—and many battle chronic illnesses without health insurance.

The Center’s interdisciplinary membership includes community residents, faculty, students and staff representing numerous schools within Temple University and Temple University Health System – all working to improve health status for vulnerable urban populations and to position Temple University as a nationally recognized expert in the field of urban health and bioethics.

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