The NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health received its largest-ever show of support – a generous $5.5 million grant from the Cleveland Foundation.
This was the Foundation’s third grant in support of the Partnership — a groundbreaking initiative that recruits and trains medical students who reflect the socio-economic background and cultural makeup of their communities to address and eliminate health disparities.
With a shortage of primary care physicians practicing in urban areas, the Partnership for Urban Health is creating a new workforce of caregivers for underserved communities by targeting students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend and successfully complete medical school. Currently, there are 105 students engaged in the six-year program. The goal of the Partnership is to graduate 175 medical students in the next five years.