Making A Healthier Life Possible for At-Risk Teens

By Courtney Harris Bond, Drexel University | August 18, 2019

Emerging Leader Fellow Cameron McConkey is featured by Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health Magazine as he begins his work with Philadelphia FIGHT’s Y-HEP Health Center to expand health access for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable youth.

Cameron McConkey, BS, is determined to make big changes in public health, whether he is working his day job as operations coordinator for the Center for Family Intervention Science at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, or laying the groundwork for success in his upcoming fellowship at Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP) Health Center.

Working on his Executive Master’s of Public Health (EMPH), at Dornsife, along with the work he will explore as a two-year Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow working at the Y-HEP Health Center, is McConkey’s way of advancing the issues that he is passionate about; making quality health care a regular part of life for LGBTQ+ and at-risk adolescents.

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