The Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds series is jointly sponsored by the Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (CPP) and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) with funding support from the Independence Foundation.
The Public Health Grand Rounds series aims to:
- Foster improved cohesion and connections among members of the public health community in Philadelphia and the surrounding Delaware Valley region,
- Focus the attention of the public health community on important public health issues that affect our community, and
- Strengthen capacities to promote and protect health in the city and the region by sharing knowledge about important public health problems and promising opportunities and efforts to address those problems in our area.
Upcoming Grand Rounds
Hypertension Prevention and Control
May 15th, 2019 | 5:30-7:00pm
College of Physicians
19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia
Philadelphia's 2017 Health of the City report showed that rates of hypertension (high blood pressure) have risen over the past decade. About 38% of adults in Philadelphia have hypertension; among Black adults, the rate is almost 50%. Diets high in sodium (salt) may contribute to the increased rates of hypertension among certain populations. Legislation was recently passed requiring chain restaurants in Philadelphia to place warning labels next to menu items containing at least 2300 milligrams of sodium (about a teaspoon of salt). This Public Health Grand Rounds will explore measures to prevent and control hypertension in Philadelphia, including reducing dietary sodium, improving hypertension treatment, and working with community groups to increase awareness of this health issue.
- Jesse Goldman, MD, Director, Drexel Comprehensive Hypertension Center
- Jordana Cohen, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Hannah Lawman, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, Get Healthy Philly, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
- Cheryl Bettigole, MD, Director, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, Get Healthy Philly, Philadelphia Department of Public Health