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UHI as partner in the academy called HCOP which was recently funded $3.25 million

Emory news story features UHI as partner in the academy called Health Career Opportunities Program (HCOP) which was recently funded $3.25 million... Click to see the detail

Hands-Free Law: What You Can, Cannot Do While Driving

Beginning July 1, 2018 drivers will be prohibited from having a phone in their hands or touching any part of their body. ...Read More

UHI community garden and community partner featured in Atlanta Magazine

"Stranded in Atlanta's Food Deserts: In a region that prides itself on celebrity chefs and lush farmers markets, half a million people live without access to something as basic as a grocery store" by Rebecca Burns, Atlanta Magazine.

Read more HERE.

Support for Pregnant Teens invited to talk about work at Cross Keys High School

Support for Pregnant Teens is a multidisciplinary team of Emory graduate students and community organizations all over Georgia working on developing a program at Cross Keys High School focused on education and mentorship. The project was first developed at Cross Keys when a large number of teenage girls at the school became pregnant; and since then UHI and the Support for Pregnant Teens project has been working to develop partnerships within the community to reach the girls at Cross Keys. We have been invited to give a presentation to the Druid Hills Kiwanis Club in December describing our work at Cross Keys High School! The Druid Hills Kiwanis Club is one of our first community partners, a non-profit organization that plays an active role in improving the social welfare of the Atlanta community. We want to thank them for their continued contributions to our program and to UHI's mission.

Woodard & Curran Foundation Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

Thank you for your application to the 2014 Woodard & Curran Foundation for a 2014 grant. We received over 100 applications, with 62 of those meeting the criteria established in our application. With so many worthy applicants, it was a difficult decision. This year, we have chosen the following organizations as recipients of our 2014 grant:
  • $10,000 grant to Emory University’s Urban Health Initiative;
  • $5,000 grant to Pittsburgh Green Innovators;
  • $2,500 grant to the New York School for the Deaf; and
  • $2,500 grant to Recycle-A-Bike.
The attached announcement provides additional details. Please look for an announcement about our 2015 grant season early next year.

Kelly Cowan
Giving Committee Chair, Board of Directors
Woodard & Curran Foundation
a 501(c)(3) public, not-for-profit organization