$3.4M HHS Grant To Help Address Shortage of Latino Health Providers
Posted: September 24, 2012 by UI Health Marketing
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine has received a five-year, $3.4 million federal grant to address disparities in minority health care.
The UIC Hispanic Center of Excellence will use the grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to improve the severe shortage of Latino physicians and other health care professionals.
"This grant will build programs that help us accomplish our mission to improve medical care for Latinos by increasing opportunities for students to pursue health careers, and enrich their education, with the goal of producing linguistically and culturally competent health practitioners," said Dr. Jorge Girotti, director of the center and dean and director of admissions for the UIC College of Medicine.