For over a decade, Philadelphia has been at the forefront of understanding trauma and it's connection to health, education, and social and emotional well being. As the fifth largest city in the country, Philadelphia has taken a public health approach to trauma and toxic stress that has drawn national recognition.
As a way of bringing some of that knowledge and history—and future—to a broader audience, the Dornsife School of Public Health, through the HRSA-funded Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center, interviewed 27 champions—experts in public health, behavioral health medicine, education, child care, and criminal justice—to learn more about the work Philadelphia has done to become trauma informed and the challenges that lie ahead.
Explore the core questions we asked below or watch the full length interviews videos and learn more detail about Philadelphia’s journey to become a trauma informed city.
View the full-length interviews