Concordia’s “Health Mobile” project to move forward with grant from Helen Bader Foundation

The Helen Bader Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Nursing and School of Education to help fund a Community Health Mobile project.

 

The project will send a community outreach RV vehicle known as the “Health Mobile” to underserved areas of greater Milwaukee to provide health education to residents as well as offer them health screenings.

“This initiative is addressing three outcomes that we wish to achieve with this project,” said Dr. Teri Kaul, dean of the university’s school of nursing. “We want to provide health education and chronic disease management to the underserved communities, improve health literacy, and allow for inter-professional clinical educational opportunities and experiences for (Concordia) students working with urban, underserved populations.”

The Community Health Mobile project, which has been in planning since spring 2012, will take flight with the Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative, a network of Milwaukee schools located in areas afflicted by high poverty rates.

Concordia University Wisconsin is seeking additional funding support for the health initiative. For more information, contact Kaul at teri.kaul@cuw.edu.

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