The UCSF Schools of Nursing and Dentistry announce that they have been jointly awarded a grant of $1,750,000 over three years by The Atlantic Philanthropies, for UCSF Elev8 Healthy Students & Families.
"Together with our partners we aim to provide a new, sustainable and integrated model for delivering primary health and dental care to vulnerable children in middle schools and empower youth and families to advocate for quality health care and access" according to a description provided by project co-leader Dr. Lisa Chung of the UCSF School of Dentistry. "Our project will contribute to the overall aims of the Elev8 Initiative in Oakland to improve the health and future lives of children and promote healthy families from underserved urban communities."
UCSF Elev8 Healthy Students & Families will establish a new model for inter-disciplinary education of advanced practice nursing and dental students in community-based health care. Partners in the project include: Safe Passages, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, the Oakland Unified School District, community federally qualified health clinics and the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies.
The School of Dentistry leadership on the project includes Dr. Bill Bird, Dr. Lisa Chung, and Dr. Bahar Amanzadeh.
More information about the project and details about the formal launch events will be forthcoming.
"We are both excited and proud to have this opportunity to develop new partnerships with the UCSF School of Nursing and community partners and collaborate to improve the education, health, and well-being of Oakland youth and their families."
Pictured: Drs Bahar Amanzadeh, Bill Bird, and Lisa Chung.
Link: The Atlantic Philanthropies