Faculty Receive Grant for Service-Learning Project

Janice Clark Young, assistant professor of health science, and Roberta E. Donahue, assistant professor of health science, received a $3,500 Faculty Grant award from Missouri Campus Compact.

The grant has allowed Young and Donahue to start a service-learning project to create Self-Care Facilitators with the aid of two health science classes at Truman. The courses, Consumer Health and Substance Abuse Prevention, incorporate integrated service-learning in order to achieve their common academic learning objective of demonstrating good citizenship by planning, implementing and evaluating health education for rural populations.

Health science students who are participating in this project have become Self-Care Facilitators through training sessions. The sessions are designed to teach people to use valid and reliable resources in order to make better medical decisions.

The grant funded the purchase of self-care manuals.

Self-Care Facilitators are giving presentations to students in the residence halls until midterm break. Each student adviser has been given a self-care manual, and five books will be given away at each presentation in the residence halls.

A self-care checklist helps people before evaluate their health situation before heading to the doctor.

Contact Young at 785.4461 or Donahue at 785.4466 for more information.

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