Health Equity Innovation Nursing Grant Award – Congratulations Katie Clark

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AARP Center for Health Equity through Nursing and the Future of Nursing; Campaign for Action, awarded a $50,000 grant to Augsburg Nursing Health Commons. Congratulations to Katie Clark!

There were a total of 16 projects selected from various states: California (3) District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin (2) West Virginia for a total of $700,000 award money.

The grant is aimed at eliminating structural inequities, particularly structural racism in the nursing profession, organizations, or communities, or for projects that help to improve access to care for those most impacted by health disparities.

The Health Equity Innovation Fund grant project for the Health Commons will focus on three interconnected goals: 1. Continuing and expanding care for marginalized communities. 2.Deepening the focus on health equity, systemic racism, and structural inequities in nursing education. 3.Disseminating knowledge to influence the nursing profession towards greater inclusiveness.

In addition to the health commons at Central Lutheran Church and Cedar-Riverside, and work with local encampments, the grant will allow staff and volunteers to explore new partnerships at other locations, including in North Minneapolis in collaboration with Augsburg’s physician assistant program. In addition, paid practice and research internships for graduate nursing students, as well as research and dissemination of through presentations and publications.

For a full link to the information on the award, please view the following link:
2022 Campaign for Action Health Equity Awards

Congratulations to Katie Clark and colleagues in the nursing dept. who will be involved with the grant!