SWI-AHEC announces 2015-2016 Mini-Grant Program

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Schools and other community organizations in southwest Indiana that promote health careers for youth (grades 6-12), offer clinical experiences for health professions students, or provide continuing education for health professionals may be eligible to receive a mini-grant from the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC).

SWI-AHEC is seeking applications for projects in Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties now through September 25.

“We are interested in projects across the healthcare workforce pipeline, from youth to current healthcare professionals. Our focus is on the diversity, distribution and quality of the healthcare workforce throughout southwest Indiana,” said Jane Friona, SWI-AHEC executive director. “Historically, awards have ranged between $1,000 and $4,000. The number of mini-grants awarded will be dependent on the number of proposals we receive.”

You can download the guidelines and application at USI.edu/swi-ahec.

SWI-AHEC stands for Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center. It began as a regional center in 2008, and it is hosted by the University of Southern Indiana in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. SWI-AHEC is part of a national network with a mission to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.

For more information about the request for proposal or the mini-grant award process, contact:

Jane Friona

Executive Director

Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center

University of Southern Indiana

College of Nursing and Health Professions, HP 2090

8600 University Boulevard

Evansville, Indiana  47712

812-461-5446

jefriona@usi.edu

USI.edu/swi-ahec

 

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