Colleges Receive Joint Grant to Battle Obesity in Minorities

Colleges Receive Joint Grant to Battle Obesity in Minorities  CLEMSON, S.C.  
Clemson University and Voorhees College have received a $5.26 million grant to develop a joint program to battle obesity among rural South Carolina minorities.
The program will train future health care educators and workers to reduce and eliminate the disproportionate amount of disease and illness in racial and ethnic minorities.
The Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health gave Clemson and historically Black Voorhees the four-year grant for research and outreach programs.
A Center for Disease Control Study showed that 83 percent of Blacks in the state are at risk for health care problems related to lack of regular exercise. 
— Associated Press



© Copyright 2005 by DiverseEducation.com