The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust

LVHN and Pool Trust Studies Presented at APHA

At the 2019 annual meeting and expo of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the partnership work between Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust was highlighted in two separate research presentations. The event was held November 2nd to 6th in Philadelphia, PA.

Opioid Use Overdose Simulation for Preprofessional Health Care Students was presented by:
Kerri J. Green, MS, MEd
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
Department of Education
Lehigh Valley Health Network and

Joseph J. Napolitano, PhD, MPH, RN, CRNP
Program Officer
The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust

While the drug related overdose death decrease is encouraging, PA continues to have the third-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. (CDC). One of the key barriers to addressing the opioid crisis is the lack of access to appropriate treatment due to stigma. As such, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) designed an educational intervention for future health care providers aimed at avoiding stigmatizing behaviors and promoting hopeful language. Review Poster Here.

Cross-sector Collaboration to Address the Health and Social Needs of At-risk Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents was presented by:
Samantha Shaak, PhD
Director of Community Innovation & Evaluation
Department of Community Health
Lehigh Valley Health Network
and
Joseph J. Napolitano, PhD, MPH, RN, CRNP
Program Officer
The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust

Adolescents with significant trauma backgrounds benefit from opportunities to develop a trusting relationship with the healthcare system that will carry forward with them into adulthood. Review Poster Here.