University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Family Wellness Center Gets $83,220 Grant from Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

April 3, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Family Wellness Center has received a $83,220 grant from the Austin Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The funds will be used to support the center's Women's Wellness Program, which provides free breast cancer screening services and follow-up for low-income women in Austin and Travis County. Past gifts from the organization to the Women's Wellness Program total $572,153.

"Our Women's Wellness Program fills an important gap in services for women in our community who otherwise would not have access to breast cancer screening services," said Dr. Lisa Doggett, center director.

The Family Wellness Center, which provides medical care to low-income and uninsured residents, and its Women's Wellness Program are service projects of the School of Nursing. They also serve as training sites for university nurse practitioner students, helping them to master skills in management of chronic disease, acute conditions and preventative medicine.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest breast cancer organization. The Komen Austin Affiliate is one of 125 affiliates that fund innovative programs that help women and men overcome the cultural, social, educational and financial barriers to breast cancer screening and treatment.

For more information, contact: Nancy Neff; Lisa Doggett.

5 Comments to "University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Family Wellness Center Gets $83,220 Grant from Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure"

1.  Dr. David Robinson said on April 4, 2009

As a published author on healthy living and lifestyles, programs such as these are paramount in maintaining wellness. Congrats on the grant and thanks for all the efforts in prevention! Best, Dr. David Robinson

2.  Laura Izuegbu said on April 7, 2009

Yeah! Congrats to the School of Nursing! The Wellness Center is such a good public health initiative, and I'm glad they are receiving such significant support from Komen.

3.  Frances R. Moran said on April 9, 2009

Muchas gracias! This well be a welcomed addition to all the individuals who cannot afford the high cost of health care. There should be more programs available in areas who do not have the monies to provide the most needed care. Thank you again! Bless all the fantastic hard-working people who will be a great asset to this cause!

4.  charlie said on April 16, 2009

Great and much needed! But why don't we encourage people to seek employment and education so they can get jobs that have sufficient health insurance plans?

5.  velma howie RN said on July 17, 2009

Please have the coordinator of your program e-mail me. I worked last semester as the coordinator of our United Methodist grant for Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU). I would appreciate our sharing of ideas.
Thanks so much,
Velma Howie
RN Parish Nurse
KWU
Salina, Kan.