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CHHS Faculty and Staff Awarded Community Engagement Grants

05/19: On May 1, CHHS faculty and staff were awarded community engagement grants through the UNC Wilmington Office of Community Engagement. Out of the nine total grants funded this year, six were from CHHS.

“I am so proud of our CHHS Community Engagement Grant recipients,” Dean Charles Hardy said. “Their efforts will no doubt expand and deepen mutually beneficial relationships with our community partners. Engaging and impacting our community is a strategic priority for the CHHS.”

Below is a list of funded projects.


Student Health Explorer Collaboration
Dr. Ashley Wells and Ms. Sheri Shaw, in partnership with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and UNCW

School of Health & Applied Human Sciences

Improving Exercise Opportunities for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease
Dr. Anne Glass and Dr. Suzy Diggle, in partnership with Midtown YMCA

Engagement in Nature-Based Activities to Improve a Community’s Sense of Wellness
Dr. Cara Gray, in partnership with North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

School of Nursing

New Hanover County Community Assessment for Emergency Preparedness and Response
Dr. Summer DeBastiani, in partnership with New Hanover County Public Health

Technology enhanced service learning experience for undergraduate nursing students through health coaching for women at Wilmington halfway house
Dr. Jeeyae Choi, in partnership with UNCW

School of Social Work

Youth Empowerment through Storytelling: Integrating the Arts with Service-Learning in Partnership with a Program for Grandparent Families
Dr. Jacquelyn Lee, in partnership with YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s Grandparent Support Network