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Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds

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 and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) with funding support from the Independence Foundation.

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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.



Program Name: The Silent Public Health Epidemic: Suicide and the Workforce 

Program Date: April 14, 2021 | 4:30 PM


Program Description: 

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death, impacting ages 10-64. While the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted strains among our workforce: physicians, first responders, frontline workers, and educators, and students, mental health service gaps and trends were identified prior to this pandemic. Increasing access to services, interrupting access to lethal means, reducing stigma, allocating resources, and creating policy change will be critical to reverse a 20-year trend of preventable morbidity and mortality impacting individuals, families, communities, and industries. Join us for a conversation to address this silent epidemic through a focus on the caregivers who have worked tirelessly in times of crisis.  


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