UOG Gets $630K Grant From HHS

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Guam – The University of Guam has been awarded a $630,015 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The funds will be used by UOG’s “Guam Micronesia Area Health Education Center” to help improve health services to the under served populations in Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

In a release announcing the grant, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo says “This grant will allow the Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center to continue its work to improve healthcare for under served populations in Guam and the region”.

And UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood is quoted as saying “This grant award allows the Guam/Micronesia AHEC Program to continue its mission of developing and training the healthcare workforce of the region”.

 

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

HHS Awards $630,015 to the University of Guam
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 29, 2014 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Guam $630,000 as part of their Area Health Education Center Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement grant project. The grant will be used by UOG’s Guam Micronesia Area Health Education Center.

The Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center program works to improve the health of underserved populations in Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The program does this by increasing the diversity of the health workforce by recruiting students into health careers, improving distribution of the health workforce through training and internship experiences, and improving the quality of retention of the workforce through education. Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center program is administered by UOG’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

“This grant will allow the Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center to continue its work to improve healthcare for underserved populations in Guam and the region,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “I commend the leadership and staff at UOG for pursuing this grant. I am confident that these funds will enhance AHEC’s ability to carry out their mission, and I look forward to them benefiting our community.”

Dr. Robert Underwood, President of the University of Guam, said, “This grant award allows the Guam/Micronesia AHEC Program to continue its mission of developing and training the healthcare workforce of the region. For more information on Guam/Micronesia AHEC, visit www.uog.edu/snhs.”