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Foundation extends support for Urban Health fellows

Posted September 01, 2016 in Articles

A grant of $450,000 from the Saint Luke’s Foundation is helping students develop skills that will serve them well in their careers, particularly in the health sciences.

After funding CSU’s Urban Health Fellows pilot program, the foundation is continuing its support with an additional grant. Established in 2013, the Urban Health Fellows program is designed for freshman students interested in pursuing careers in a health-care field with the goal of developing skills that will help them gain acceptance into health profession programs and ultimately increase the number of culturally competent healthcare workers in the region.

The grant will support a cohort of learners (25 per cohort) and will provide activities throughout their time at CSU to enhance their educational experience and provide the resources necessary to succeed in the health professions. Program support includes a four-week summer camp to build math, science and English skills, monthly health profession seminars, and mentoring and tutoring.

The Saint Luke’s Foundation has provided past support to the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health, which is training primary care physicians to work in urban areas. The foundation is dedicated to improving and transforming social and physical conditions in Greater Cleveland’s neighborhoods and improving the health and well-being of individuals and families.

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