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2009 Youth Empowerment Program Grants
FY 2009 Grantees

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health announced the award of more than $3 million to 12 organizations to support efforts to eliminate health disparities in racial and ethnic minority communities.

"These awards underscore our continuing commitment to eliminate health disparities experienced by traditionally disadvantaged populations across the nation," said Dr. Garth Graham, deputy assistant secretary for minority health. "Our comprehensive effort to close the health gap among minorities continues to strengthen our nation's health care while providing better health services to more Americans."

The awards include 12 grants totaling nearly $3.6 million for the Youth Empowerment Demonstration Program, which focuses on addressing unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority youth and provides them with opportunities to learn about more positive lifestyles and make informed and healthier life choices. This program is intended to test community-based involvement on reducing risky behaviors among minority youth. These demonstration grants involve institutions of higher education, primary and secondary schools, community organizations and institutions, and the community at-large.

As a whole, these projects will focus on the reduction of high-risk behaviors and connect individuals to a continuum of care to promote healthy behavior.

2009 Youth Empowerment Program Grants
StateGrantee
California

California State University Long Beach Foundation
Long Beach, CA
$300,000

University Aux & Research Corp.(Cal State SM)
San Marcos, CA
$300,000

Illinois

Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
$300,000

Kansas

Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
$899,333

Kentucky

Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY
$300,000

Maryland

Towson University
Towson, MD
$300,000

Montana

Stone Child College
Box Elder, MT
$300,000

New York

Res. Foundation CUNY for Hunter College
New York City, NY
$300,000

Research Foundation of CUNY/Medgar Evers College
Brooklyn, NY
$299,994

Ohio

Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH
$300,000

Central State University
Wilberforce, OH
$884,072

Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
$300,000

Pennsylvania

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
$868,306

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
$300,000

Tennessee

Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
$937,538

Wisconsin

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
$300,000

Utah

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
$300,000



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