A School-Based Intervention to Increase African-Americans and Latinos in Health Professions

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:      10/1/2008
     Project End Date:        6/30/2009
     Original Award Amount:   $50,000
     Adjusted Award Amount: $46,363*

Project Goal Statement: Little is known regarding effective interventions for increasing the numbers of Latino and African-American (AA) health professionals; we hypothesize that AA and Latino middle school students' interest in the health professions will increase following a school-based intervention.

 Community Partner:

Primary Community Partner: Milwaukee Public Schools

 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: John Meurer, MD, MBA, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Tarik Walker, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics
  • Laura Cassidy, PhD, Department of Pediatrics
 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary October 2008 - April 2009
Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Milwaukee Public Schools

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

None reported.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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