Community Engagement & Research Program Mini-Grants Awarded

The CERP aims to support community-university research partnerships, to facilitate community input into university research, and to increase health research in community settings that is both responsive and relevant to the health needs of the community. The CERP Mini-Grant Program is designed to contribute toward fulfillment of these aims through the provision of funding to community organizations for small pilot projects, community health activities, and other collaborative efforts (health projects) that focus on addressing community-identified health needs or disparities.

The CERP Mini-Grant Program invited proposals for partnership-based health projects that involved collaborations between a community organization and a faculty person affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, or Georgia Tech.

The recently announced awardees are:

Destiny: The Rock of Escape
General Health Promotion
Provide health promotion activities to high school males enrolled at Carver School of Health Sciences and Research
Southwest Atlanta (Fulton County)

Zap Asthma Consortium, Inc.
Tobacco/Air Quality
Share information on the effects of smoking and environmental tobacco smoke on children and adults
Target audience: Hispanic/Latino

Empowerment Resource Center for Women, Inc.
HIV/AIDS prevention education program to include African-American women 14-21 years of age

The Youth Becoming Healthy Project, Inc.
Conduct activity, fitness, and behavioral testing in all students 6-8th grades in Dougherty Middle School
Albany, GA