CCHE would like to congratulate our colleagues in the School of Nursing and the Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) on their recent grant award from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)!
The $1.3 million federal grant will fund a project called “Success Through Recruitment/Retention, Engagement, and Mentorship (STREAM) for American Indian Students Pursuing Nursing Careers” and will help develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years. The project leads are Associate Professor Audrey Tluczek and Director of Diversity Initiatives Mel Freitag from the School of Nursing, and key partners include longtime CCHE colleagues Melissa Metoxen from the Native American Center for Health Professions in the School of Medicine and Public Health, and Amy Poupart from the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC).
“In partnership with GLITC and NACHP, we have visited tribal communities throughout the state to develop relationships and identify ways the School of Nursing can help expand the Native nursing workforce and access to culturally congruent health care for Native populations,” Freitag says. “We designed this program with our Wisconsin tribal partners to educate Wisconsin students to serve Wisconsin populations. We’ve been saying all along that this is the Wisconsin Idea in action, and it is. It really is.”
Read more about the award on the School of Nursing website, here.
Congratulations to all involved!