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    AllOne Charities has awarded a $25,000 grant to The University of Scranton Physical Therapy Community-Based Outreach Program, which will extend free physical therapy services offered by Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students to vulnerable populations in the region. From left: Renee Hakim, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Physical Therapy Department at The University of Scranton; Lori Walton, Ph.D., DPT, professor of physical therapy at Scranton; Pete Danchak, AllOne Charities board member; Frank Apostolico, AllOne Charities board member; University of Scranton DPT students: Alesia Heimes ’20, Endwell, New York; Hailey Kenyon ’20, Ringoes, New Jersey; and Briana Abrams ’20, Torrington, Connecticut; and John Cosgrove, AllOne Charities chief executive officer (CEO).

    All-One Grant Supports Physical Therapy for Vulnerable Populations

    AllOne Charities has awarded a $25,000 grant to The University of Scranton Physical Therapy Community-Based Outreach Program, which will extend free physical therapy services offered by Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students to vulnerable populations in the region. From left: Renee Hakim, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Physical Therapy Department at The University of Scranton; Lori Walton, Ph.D., DPT, professor of physical therapy at Scranton; Pete Danchak, AllOne Charities board member; Frank Apostolico, AllOne Charities board member; University of Scranton DPT students: Alesia Heimes ’20, Endwell, New York; Hailey Kenyon ’20, Ringoes, New Jersey; and Briana Abrams ’20, Torrington, Connecticut; and John Cosgrove, AllOne Charities chief executive officer (CEO).
    November 1, 2022

    AllOne Charities has awarded a $25,000 grant to The University of Scranton to support free physical therapy services offered by Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students to vulnerable populations in the region.

    The University’s Physical Therapy Community-Based Outreach Program seeks to improve women’s health access in the refugee community. This is done through evidence-based preventive health education, risk assessment for disease, and health promotion wellness services, particularly for those who are unlikely to access the University’s free, campus-based Physical Therapy Clinic.

    The grant will support the equipment and supplies, translation services and transportation needed for DPT students to conduct faculty-supervised physical therapy and health education clinics for uninsured and underinsured members of our community, particularly refugee or resettled women and families, in their own neighborhoods or community spaces.

    The Physical Therapy Community-Based Outreach Program will focus on: reducing maternal mortality and morbidity; improving cognitive, mental and physical health outcomes; and preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among our region’s vulnerable populations.

    AllOne Charities supports local and regional non-profit organizations, whose initiatives help to address some of Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania’s most pressing health challenges.

    Scranton’s graduate-level, three-year, 111-credit Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

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