By John W. SchoeneweisPosted March 03, 2018 10:56:47The University of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to partner with the community college to provide health and wellness education at its hospitals, schools, and other health care institutions.
Penn State announced in a statement that it would partner with Hopkins Community College, which serves about 200,000 students at over 40 institutions.
Hopkins, which operates a network of community colleges and universities across the state, is in its second year with the school.
The deal will allow the university to offer more comprehensive health and well-being education to the Penn State community, and Hopkins will serve as the lead provider of services to Penn State’s hospitals, hospitals and schools.
“Penn State is committed to working with Hopkins on health and wellbeing programs and other community-based services that are tailored to the needs of our community,” Penn State President Eric Barron said in a news release.
“This agreement will help us provide a holistic health and education experience to our students and community.”
The partnership will include teaching health and human service to PennState students through a health and care curriculum that will include a new class on the relationship between health and learning.
Hopkins will also serve as an advisor to PennSUNC.
The school, which will be based at Penn State University’s campus in State College, Pa., said in the announcement that Hopkins will operate a partnership that will be similar to that between Penn State and the University of Michigan in providing a holistic curriculum on the intersection of health and social responsibility.
Hopkins will be the first community college partner to partner in health and community services and its commitment to health and welfare comes after Penn State announced earlier this year that it was moving ahead with a new plan to expand its health and health care services.