Clemson receives $2.66M for diabetes prevention, nurse practitioner diversity efforts
GREENVILLE — The Greenville Health Authority board (GHA) has awarded Clemson University a total of $2.66 million for diabetes prevention efforts and scholarships to increase diversity in the nurse practitioner workforce.
Clemson University’s public health sciences department and Clemson Cooperative Extension received a grant for $2.25 million to fund a diabetes prevention and management initiative, while Clemson’s School of Nursing received a grant for $410,000 to provide scholarships for nurse practitioner students.
The Greenville Health Authority board, previously known as the Greenville Health System (GHS) board of trustees, is providing the funding as part of a 20-year pledge to make Greenville County the healthiest in America by 2036. All grant recipients will be honored at a reception at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Greenville Memorial Hospital Community Room located at 701 Grove Road in Greenville.
Diabetes prevention and control
The Integrated Services for Diabetes Prevention and Management initiative is co-led by Clemson’s department of public health sciences, Clemson Cooperative Extension and GHS.
This five-year initiative connects Clemson with diabetes prevention and management efforts at Greenville Health System as well as initiatives of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging and the American Diabetes Association.
A key component of the initiative is research collaboration between Clemson public health sciences and Cooperative Extension. The program provides a unique opportu Continue reading