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Community Partner

Turning Points for Children

Community Preceptors

Emily LaBree, Turning Points for Children, Community Umbrella Agency 9; Lilly Lugo, Turning Points for Children, Community Umbrella Agency 9

Academic Preceptors

Pat Lannutti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Philadelphia, PA


Public Health, Health Care Access


Goals and Objectives

During my internship at Turning Points for Children CUA 9, I worked closely with the Well-Being Specialists. Well-Being Specialists are a part of the case management team and play an integral role in carrying out the family’s case plan. Well- Being Specialists are responsible for obtaining and updating case children’s medical records and ensuring that case children are up to date with all immunizations and medical and dental treatments. In addition, Well-Being Specialists also ensure that case children receive appropriate specialty care and behavioral health interventions.

Personal Statement

“My time at Turning Points for Children has been challenging, eye-opening, and rewarding. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn about the healthcare system from a social work perspective. I am humbled and motivated by Turning Points for Children’s tremendous dedication to empowering families and nurturing our city’s most vulnerable children. I have also gained a deeper understanding of the challenges that many families face in navigating the healthcare system and optimizing their resources in order to provide the best care for their children. As a student physician who hopes to enter the field of primary care, this experience has compelled me to consider the ways in which I can effectively address the unique needs of children and youth in the welfare system.” – Rita Fan

Turning Points for Children, Community Umbrella Agency 9