Applications are being sought by the Arizona Area Health Education Center at the University of Arizona for up to 10 projects for funding in amounts up to $5,000.
The deadline for submissions was initially Jan. 15, but was later moved to Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m.
The funding period is for up to one year starting March 1, 2019.
University of Arizona graduate health sciences/health professions students, interns, residents and faculty, as well as AzAHEC regional centers may apply.
Projects should demonstrate interprofessional education or practice models, and address community needs specific to one or more AzAHEC regional centers.
Earlier Grants Awarded
These grants have been awarded since the 2007 fiscal year. To view examples of projects awarded, visit this link: https://azahec.uahs.arizona.edu/grants
Monica Vandivort, MD, was the most recent DOM winner of an AzAHEC grant for the project, “Paramedicine-Primary Care Partnership in Rural Cochise County to Improve Health Outsomes for Severly Ill Elders.”
Among themes of other prior projects have been HPV vaccine promotion, insulin sensitivity and weight loss in women with obesity and diabetes, fall prevention for older adults, promoting sun safety in rural Arizona, and barriers to stroke prevention in underserved communities, to name just a few.
Serving the Underserved
Many of these grants provide graduate health sciences students, medical interns, and residents with an opportunity to gain experience in rural and urban medically-underserved Arizona communities through research and/or scholarly projects.
This fosters Arizona health sciences trainees' interest in rural and urban medically-underserved practice and other areas of unmet needs.
Through interprofessional modalities and community engagement, grant programs also address community needs specific to Arizona’s populations.
Need more information? Email questions to RFA@AzAHEC.org