Community Coalitions and Collaborations to Improve Health Outcomes: The Example of Childhood Asthma

There is a lack of understanding about how to achieve effective community engagement and contributions to translational research. This area is becoming increasingly recognized by national funding agencies as a critical need for developing effective and broad-reaching programs that lead to improvement in health outcomes. This talk is appropriate for anyone interested in community engagement, coalitions, and collaborative partnership efforts in translational research.

Dr. Rosenthal is chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Christiana Care, professor of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, and director of the Community Engagement and Outreach component of the Delaware Clinical and Translational Research ACCEL program. He was co-chair of the Philadelphia Allies Against Asthma Coalition, 2002-2010.

The Innovative Discoveries Series, sponsored by the Delaware Clinical & Translational Science ACCEL program and the Christiana Care Value Institute, features informal presentations on topics relevant to current research and healthcare practice, led by knowledgeable and experienced presenters. There are offerings for researchers, healthcare providers, and community members of varying levels of experience.

These free talks are held Fridays at noon at Christiana Hospital but can be viewed from your home or office computer. Earn CMEs by participating in-person or online. Lunch is served and all are welcome to attend.

To see the full calendar of events, visit the Value Institute Events page or the ACCEL website, or subscribe to the ID Series mailing list.

Contact Sarahfaye Dolman at with any questions.


  • Michael Rosenthal, MD