Why Your Support Matters
A grant of $1,000….provides programmatic enhancement for our workforce development pipeline. These funds would be used to expand and improve Project Prevent outreach, providing one week worth of class time with advanced skills building, hands-on activities such as dissection, suturing, and reading vital signs to promote healthcare career exploration in our youth participants. This engagement allows us to excite students about the possibilities for their futures and further enforce the importance of healthcare workforce in Nevada.
A grant of $2,500….provides scholarships to rural and under-served students in Northern Nevada to participate in our summer youth camps, Healthcare Heroes and CSI: The Science of Justice, to provide developmental opportunity in inclusive environments. Adding this diversity to our cohort of 5-8th grade campers allows engagement of various populations in a fun and positive learning environment. Alternatively, $2,500 would allow in-person Continuing Education and professional development trainings to rural providers, in place of current web-only training opportunities. This in-person engagement pushes rural providers to expand their current methods of practice and improve the care of their communities.
A grant of $5,000….would provide the tools to create a digital version of the Project Prevent curriculum to reach rural students that otherwise do not have the opportunity to participate in this innovative program. This new digital program would incorporate components of the Project ROARR curriculum, in addition to, all Project Prevent lesson plans; funding the platform for video recording and teacher toolkits. This will allow us to exemplify our message and empower students into considering careers in healthcare and give back to their communities. This includes travel to rural communities to build rapport, assess student needs, and strengthen relationships with partner institutions and clinics. Additionally, these funds would allow inclusion of Spanish translations of materials to accommodate ESL participants, both in urban and rural locations.
A grant of $10,000….funds the development of a new ‘gateway’ pipeline to support students attending programs for entry-level healthcare careers, such as Certified Nursing Assisting and Medical Assisting. This fund would create 20 $500 scholarships for students to pay for the expenses associated with attending such programs. This includes tuition and fees, books, and supplies. Alternatively, these funds could be used to support current Nevada AHEC Scholars and Student Ambassador Program participants facing the costs of standardized testing fees and preparation. As we continue to further cultivate our pipelines, this would allow us the potential to assist our students as they pursue advanced academia and transition into the workforce.
Health & Wellness: Promoting health equity and wellness practices in our community.
Education: Informing the community about health equity and stimulating health advocacy.
Youth: Inspiring the next generation through career exploration and equal opportunity.
Your contribution will help cultivate healthcare learners into healthcare leaders resulting in improved outcomes for diverse patient populations and improve community health.
Call Executive Director, Andrea Gregg, to talk with her about these exciting grant opportunities at 775-507-4022 or email for more information. To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of our Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.
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