Current Fellows
Food Systems for Health

Denerale Jones

Current Fellow

Denerale Jones is an Assistant Director at the Penn Center for Community Health Workers (PCCHW).  In this role, Denerale supervises a team of community health workers (CHWs) at four Penn Medicine clinics and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.  The team of CHW’s focuses on issues affecting health caused by social determinants.  Denerale also oversees the PCCHW’s Healthy Living Group. His past efforts include, managing a partnership with a local nutrition education and food access organization, developing a combined curriculum that resulted in client education – including, sustained lifestyle changes, and improving health outcomes such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Denerale leads clinical integration efforts to expand PCCHW’s work within Penn Medicine and the community.  He works with clinic directors to create an integrated curriculum that provides on-going training to resident physicians. 

The Penn Center for Community Health Workers (PCCHW) is a national center of excellence focused on improving population health through effective community health worker (CHW) programs. PCCHW developed IMPaCT, a standardized, scalable program that leverages CHWs - trusted laypeople from local communities - to improve health. 

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