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

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:          October 1, 2008
    Project End Date:            June 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 (PDF)
Project Final Report Summary (PDF)

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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