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Centers and Initiatives

AgeWell Collaboratory

As more of us live longer, we face a powerful opportunity to reimagine health care in ways that help us remain active and vital in our homes and communities. At Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP), we believe that we need to re-engineer a whole range of programs and policies to better serve the growing numbers of people with chronic conditions and overcome the training limitations of today’s health care workforce. The AgeWell Collaboratory serves as a “center without walls” at Drexel. We bring together scientists, community members, practitioners, educators, and students together to find creative ways to address the most important challenges facing our aging society. 

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Center for Family Intervention Science

The Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS) is dedicated to the development; testing and dissemination of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed and suicidal youth. ABFT has been rigorously tested in several clinical trials and process research studies and now enjoys the distinction of being an empirically supported treatment on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) web site. Guy Diamond, PhD, the director of CFIS, is also the lead developer of the Behavioral Health Screening (BHS) tool, a web-based tool for mental health and non-mental health settings. The BHS is being used in primary care, emergency rooms, schools and college health and mental health centers. The Center houses eleven clinical rooms within 7,320 square feet.

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Eat Right Philly

Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program serves thousands of students, families, and staff in approximately 80 School District of Philadelphia schools, charter schools and community sites throughout the city of Philadelphia.

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