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DeSales University/
Lehigh Valley Health Network

CHIP Eligibility


The following students may be eligible to participate in the LVHN Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program:

  • Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Public Health students who  have completed their first year in the Graduate Program

  • Nursing students who have completed at least one clinical semester

  • Physician Assistant majors



2023 BTG CHIP Community Partners – Lehigh Valley Health Network

  • Alliance Hall Summer Camp

  • Casa Guadalupe Summer Camp

  • Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley


See 2023 Project Summaries

Applications for 2024 are now closed, please contact the LVHN Program Director for more details. 

Bridging the Gaps Program Faculty and Staff



Tricia Bernecker, PhD, RN

DeSales University

Lehigh Valley BTG Program Director

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA
Fax: 610-282-2091

Abby S. Letcher, MD 

Lehigh Valley Health Network

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