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Health Management and Policy Faculty Featured in a New Book Written by Local Student Reporters

May 19, 2016

James W. Buehler, MD, professor of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and former Philadelphia health commissioner, has been interviewed for the 2016 edition of Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities. The book is written by student reporters, ages 8 to 14, who serve on their school health newspaper staffs as part of the Healthy NewsWorks student media program.

The Leading Healthy Change book features 12 health leaders who are working to make the Philadelphia area healthier and safer for children and families. The book is the fifth in a series and will be released at a book-signing event on May 24. Dr. Julie Gerberding, the executive vice president for strategic communications, global public policy, and population health at Merck, and the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will give the keynote address.

Previous editions of the book have featured other Drexel University public health leaders, including Dornsife School of Public Health’s Dean Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH (2015), Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities (2013), and John Rich, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice (2012).

Since its founding in 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has offered a unique approach to addressing significant gaps in children’s literacy and health understanding. The program works with children in high-needs local schools to produce health-focused newspapers, books, and related media that are read by their fellow students, families, and communities.