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St. David’s Grant to Promote Health among Underserved

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CHPR decreases health disparities through its research and community-based health promotion programs.

The School of Nursing has received a $3 million grant from the St. David’s Foundation for the school’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR).

The interdisciplinary center aims to decrease health disparities through faculty research and community-based health promotion programs. When the foundation recently announced $9.2 million in grants to 32 local organizations, funding for the School of Nursing was the single largest individual grant.

“We are thrilled,” says Nursing dean Alexa Stuifbergen. “This grant is going to allow us to continue very significant work. We are very appreciative of the many grants that the St. David’s Foundation has given to the School of Nursing to support services at the Children’s Wellness Center and the Family Wellness Center and most recently to expand enrollment in two of our nurse practitioner programs.”

CHPR was originally funded (1999 to 2009) by the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health. The new funding means the center can continue to foster health promotion and disease prevention research among minorities, low-income individuals, persons with disabling conditions, children and adolescents, and the elderly. For the past 10 years, the center has funded numerous pilot studies and faculty fellowships.

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