"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.
California State University Long Beach Foundation
University Aux & Research Corp.(Cal State SM)
Chicago State University
Wichita State University
Kentucky State University
Stone Child College
Res. Foundation CUNY for Hunter College
Research Foundation of CUNY/Medgar Evers College
Columbus State Community College
Central State University
Oregon Health and Science University
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Tennessee State University
University of Utah