College of Nursing receives community grant to engage local residents in health and wellness “one street at a time”

Two people stand in front of a YMCA signThe Ohio State University College of Nursing and Making a Difference, Inc. have teamed up to win a $60,000 dollar grant from The Ohio State University Office of Outreach and Engagement to address health disparities by implementing a comprehensive community health and wellness program in a Near East Side neighborhood of Columbus.

The health and wellness program, called “Making a Difference: Health and Wellness One Street at a Time” will engage residents of the Mount Vernon community in health screenings and treatment for common diagnoses of hypertension, heart diseases, and depression. According to Columbus Public Health statistics, African Americans in Franklin County, Ohio, were 2.6 times more likely to die from diabetes and hypertension and stroke mortality rates were 2.7 times higher than that of Whites.

Read the full article from the College of Nursing.