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Bridging the Gaps links the provision of health-related service for under-resourced communities with the interprofessional training of health and social service professionals.

9 participating academic health center

What is BTG all about?

~100 community partners each year


"Creating genuine trust can only be built through true investment in a community. When there is trust, clients, patients and communities all benefit." BTG Community Partner
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2014 Penn-Earths Keepers
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Jefferson Photo -- No smoking
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Community Partners


Program Alumni



of BTG Linking Training & Service


149 Health Profession Students

66 Community Partners

3791 Days of Service


Students Graduated as BTG Clinical Scholars

"I have been challenged, I have learned and I have grown, and I am truly grateful for this program.  ...seeing, hearing and just experiencing things firsthand have ignited a stronger desire within me to be a better health care professional and just overall better human being that understands what it means to be a community member."       BTG Student Intern

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