In the summer of 2020, Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley (PNLV) conducted eight webinars – the Health Disparities Webinar Series, and hosted six students who participated in the Health Equity Fellowship. These programs are part of the Health Equity Activation and Research Team (HEART)’s efforts to implement strategies to prepare students in health professional schools, as well as healthcare and social service providers to address the social determinants of health and to dismantle structural racism during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. This report assesses participants’ perspectives of two of these strategies: The Health Disparities Impact Webinar Series and the Health Equity Fellowship.

Leadership Without Limits Evaluation of Cohorts One and Two

Leadership Without Limits (LWL), is a program of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley (PNLV). PNLV reimagines leadership by empowering and supporting the leadership of individuals within their own communities. PNLV supports developing a cadre of neighborhood leaders to tap into their inherent leadership ability and provide the resources and training required for residents to actualize their intrinsic ability and emerge as leaders in Allentown and the Lehigh Valley over the next 2-10 years.

Survey of the health of urban reside

Data from the Survey of the Health of Urban Residents (SHUR) identified connections between police brutality and medical mistrust, generating significant media, policy, and research attention. Amidst intersecting crises of COVID-19, racism, and police brutality, this report describes survey development and data collection procedures for the SHUR.

Bringing Health Equity to Promise Neighborhoods Poster

PNLV Symposium Powerpoint
July 28, 2020