The UMKC Health Equity Institute, an initiative launched by Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal, has recently awarded eight “mini-grants” of $1,700 to $2,200 to collaborative research projects. The projects set out to explore ways to improve health care access for underserved communities.
Each of the eight projects features a community group and UMKC researcher pairing. Community groups that did not have an expert researcher on their project initially were connected with a UMKC researcher.
“One goal with these mini-grants is to encourage the kind of research that results in sustainable initiatives, instead of efforts that can fade away after a big grant runs out,” said Jannette Berkley-Patton, Ph.D., a School of Medicine professor and director of the Health Equity Institute.
To see a full list of the projects receiving funding, view the full article HERE.