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Bridging the Gaps (BTG)-Pittsburgh: Reach and Impact over 25 Years

Boak, Brandi and Elias, Thistle and Gallagher, Debbie (2023) Bridging the Gaps (BTG)-Pittsburgh: Reach and Impact over 25 Years. In: Community Engagement Scholarship Forum, 7 Mar 2023, William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Over 25 summers, BTG-Pittsburgh placed more than 400 graduate-level students from the health sciences and social work in more than 60 community-based organizations serving marginalized communities across Allegheny County. Interdisciplinary pairs of interns from five Pitt schools (public health, social work, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy) worked to meet organizational and community needs, build skills, and learn about determinants of health equity. Intern projects are community responsive and result in tangible products belonging to host organizations. We share qualitative and quantitative evidence of impact, including evaluation results and student and community partner testimonials. The importance of partner capacity building and reciprocal benefits will be discussed.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Boak, BrandiBRB178@pitt.eduBRB178
Elias, Thistleelias@pitt.eduelias
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Engagement and Community Affairs
Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of the Provost
Date: 7 March 2023
Event Title: Community Engagement Scholarship Forum
Event Dates: 7 Mar 2023
Event Type: Conference
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 14:06
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 14:06


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