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2009 Youth Empowerment Program Grants
FY 2009 Grantees

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health announced the award of more than $3 million to 12 organizations to support efforts to eliminate health disparities in racial and ethnic minority communities.

"These awards underscore our continuing commitment to eliminate health disparities experienced by traditionally disadvantaged populations across the nation," said Dr. Garth Graham, deputy assistant secretary for minority health. "Our comprehensive effort to close the health gap among minorities continues to strengthen our nation's health care while providing better health services to more Americans."

The awards include 12 grants totaling nearly $3.6 million for the Youth Empowerment Demonstration Program, which focuses on addressing unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority youth and provides them with opportunities to learn about more positive lifestyles and make informed and healthier life choices. This program is intended to test community-based involvement on reducing risky behaviors among minority youth. These demonstration grants involve institutions of higher education, primary and secondary schools, community organizations and institutions, and the community at-large.

As a whole, these projects will focus on the reduction of high-risk behaviors and connect individuals to a continuum of care to promote healthy behavior.

2009 Youth Empowerment Program Grants

California State University Long Beach Foundation
Long Beach, CA

University Aux & Research Corp.(Cal State SM)
San Marcos, CA


Chicago State University
Chicago, IL


Wichita State University
Wichita, KS


Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY


Towson University
Towson, MD


Stone Child College
Box Elder, MT

New York

Res. Foundation CUNY for Hunter College
New York City, NY

Research Foundation of CUNY/Medgar Evers College
Brooklyn, NY


Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH

Central State University
Wilberforce, OH


Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR


Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA


Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN


Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI


University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

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