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FAU Community Health Center receives Quantum Foundation grant

The Quantum Foundation awarded a grant of $205,000 to the FAU Community Health Center of Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, West Palm Beach, Fla.

“The grant will enable us to increase access to healthcare services offered in Westgate [a medically underserved community], and will also increase the number of College of Nursing students who can contribute to the Center and gain community healthcare experience,” Eugenia Millender, RN, PhD, MSN, PMHFNP, CDE, director of the FAU Community Health Center, said in a news release.

“We are so pleased Quantum Foundation has funded this important project, allowing us to expand our healthcare programs and train our future community-based healthcare workers,” Millender said.

The Quantum Foundation grant will allow for a growth in the number of people with access to healthcare in Westgate; increase the number of early screening and prevention services provided in Westgate; and help raise the number of nursing students with community healthcare services experience, according to the release.

The Center, located in Westgate, was established in January 2014 to provide all-inclusive primary care and mental health services, as well as social services for children and adults in this underserved region. With more than 750 patients served since opening its doors, the Center provides all-inclusive primary care and mental health services, including well-child services, chronic disease management, nutrition services, laboratory services and more. The Center also encompasses the FAU Diabetes Education and Research Center, which focuses on diabetes care and education for children
and adults.

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