Creating a Healthy Future Workforce for Rural Communities

Organization:
Pitt County Memorial Hospital/University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina
Amount:
$290,124.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Pitt
Description:

Community Health experts state that children and the elderly are the groups most adversely affected by a declining economy. This proposal is a collaborative effort between Pitt County Memorial Hospital and two economically distressed counties (Jones & Pamlico) that have been dramatically affected by the changing tobacco economy. The University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, a division of Pitt Memorial, will use the grant to provide school nurses for these two counties. The project will also design and implement a school health program to assure children are healthy and ready to perform in the school environment. In addition, Pitt Memorial Hospital will further develop its curriculum for training school nurses.

Contact:
Ms. Diane Poole PO Box 6028 Greenville, North Carolina 27835 (252) 816-5104
Areas Served:
Jones, Pamlico

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