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HEAL Scholars Awarded

May 1, 2019

Dr. Nicole Abbot, Dr. Michelle Bryant and Dr. Nana Cudjoe were selected for the Health Equity Ambassador and Leadership (HEAL) Scholar program through the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  These dedicated physicians are conducting a series of informational sessions on key mental health topics for children in collaboration with Mr. Kevie Lusby through “Mental Health with the Outlet,” a not-for-profit organization serving fatherless boys.  The first session served as an introduction on mental health and mental illness. Future topics include stress and anger management, dealing with trauma, depression, suicide and anxiety.
HEAL scholars receive financial support from the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for their proposed initiatives and receive guidance on developing strategies to address health disparities. Scholars are especially focused on community-based projects that address social determinants of health including financial barriers, the environment and education.