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About the Symposium

The BTG Annual Symposium highlights the work of the Community Health Internship Program (CHIP). The Symposium is open to the broader community, and designed to provide a forum for dialogue and networking opportunities while engaging community representatives, public health officials, agency personnel, grant-makers, and university faculty, staff, and students in the work of the program. 

32nd Annual Symposium
FRIDAY, October 21, 2022

Friday, October 21, 2022

9 AM - 11:30 AM

Via Zoom

Participation is FREE



9 AM - 11:30 AM

2022 Storytelling Project Highlights

Interactive Poster Session

Keynote Address


Heather McGhee, JD
Board Chair, Color of Change
2022 Bridging the Gaps Awardee

*Registered attendees will be emailed the 2022 BTG Symposium Zoom link and invited to view the Virtual Poster Session and Student-Created Resources a few days prior to the event.

Keynote Address 

Join the Bridging the Gaps network and keynote speaker Heather McGhee, JD, a leading racial-justice activist and best-selling author, for an information-packed morning of discussion with individuals promoting health and well-being in urban communities.  


Heather McGhee, JD, is an educator, an activist, and the board chair of the of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. She has crafted legislation, testified before Congress and helped shape presidential campaign platforms. Her book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, spent 10 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. She regularly appears on NBC and MSNBC and contributes to the The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and other top media outlets. 

Please register no later than October 17!
Learn more about the Annual Symposium here.
To contact the BTG Program Office, email

Please share this invitation with others who might wish to attend. 

For information, contact Ellen Martinak

Special Thanks

BTG Program Support 


Participating Academic Health Centers/Universities:
Bryn Mawr College, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, DeSales University, Drexel University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Marywood University, Moravian College, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh.

Program Support

Project Summaries
by community partner

Academic Network

Student made resources

Annual Report, 2021

Storytelling Projects


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