Focus Areas: Adolescent Health
Get Healthy Philly, Philadelphia Department of Health
Kinnari is the Program Manager for Health Partnerships with Get Healthy Philly at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. In this role, she leads a grant from CDC, which involves partnering with health systems and other organizations to improve cardiovascular disease prevention and management among the most vulnerable Philadelphians. Kinnari also heads a task force on community resource and referral system working towards a coordinated citywide network to help address patients’ social and economic needs. She represents the City of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ advisory committee on their resource and referral tool initiative and co-chairs its social determinants of health subcommittee. The Bloomberg Fellows Program will support Kinnari in expanding her work to include a greater focus on adolescent health outcomes.
Get Healthy Philly, also known as the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, is an innovative multidisciplinary collaboration of public health, academic institutions, community-based organizations, and the private sector that works to tackle the underlying risk factors driving the epidemic of chronic disease and injuries in the city. Through a policy, systems, and environmental approach to change, the organization has made significant progress in decreasing childhood obesity and smoking rates.