06 Aug FIU Nursing School Earns Grant For Clinic At Miami Northwestern Senior High
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Florida International University’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Studies a $1.45 million grant to fund a free clinic at Miami Northwestern Senior High (MNW).
The Liberty City-based campus will begin providing family and pediatric care services in November. These will include preventative care, vaccines, flu shots, physical therapy, speech therapy and athletic training.
Ora Strickland, dean of FIU’s nursing school, authored the grant proposal, which has been in the works for more than two years. She says the university was interested in Liberty City because it suffers from three predicators of poor health status: poverty, racial segregation and poor environmental conditions.
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