Pitt State Grant to Give More Nurses Access to Sexual Assault Training


credit:

"I get cards from people who say if it weren't for this program, they wouldn't have the ability to do this, and it's truly changed lives."

Those are the words of Amy Hite, director of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program at Pittsburg State University.

The Kansas university has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to fund three more years of training for the state's more than 100 sexual assault nurses, the Kansas City Star reports.

"The demand exceeds the number of forensic nurses in Kansas, and many who need care are one to three hours from the services they desperately need," Hite says.

The program began in Crawford, Cherokee, and Bourbon counties and has since expanded to all of Kansas' 105 counties.

The new funding will allow Pitt State to offer advanced degrees in forensic nursing, including a Master of Nursing and a Doctorate of Nurse Practice in Forensic Nursing leadership.

The university also plans to provide free courses in Kansas through 2027.

Read the Entire Article


Selected Foundation News

A customized collection of news from foundations from around the Web.

Nbta Survey to Shed Light on Parties' Stance on Education Ahead of Election

The New Brunswick Teachers Association is asking teachers and voters in the Canadian province to take a survey ahead of the next provincial election in September, the CBC reports. "We've seen a...more

Climate Action in the Performing Arts

The National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Australia is offering a master's degree in "ecoscenography"that is, "ecological design for performance," reports the Guardian. The program is the first...more

Issues of the Environment: City of Ann Arbor Working to Protect Trees from Damaging Natural Gas Leaks

At least 31 trees in Ann Arbor, Mich., are being killed or damaged by natural gas leaks, according to a new report commissioned by the city. The report found that gas was damaging roots and the...more

Of Note: Puryear Law Group Changes Name

A Tennessee law firm has changed its name in order to better reflect its role in the financial services, real estate, construction, and insurance industries. Puryear Pippenger & Cook, founded in...more

Victim Services in St. Mary'S Boosted by State Grant

Jaymi Sterling has been the state's attorney in Mary's County, Md., since 2015, and in that time, she's secured more than $1.4 million in grants to improve services for crime victims. Now, a...more

E-Waste Processor Sircel Secures $5M Impact Investment

A company in Australia that processes up to 100% of e-waste has just secured $5 million in funding, making it the country's largest e-waste processor and the only one capable of diverting up to 100%...more

Natural Ventures Closes Inaugural Fund Targeting Ag Innovation

A new $100 million fund aims to make a positive difference in the world's food and water supply. The Natural Ventures Fund I, a 10-year closed fund, is the first from a consortium of investors...more

Prime Role for Ai in Impact Decisions

"There are few people as informed about the latest state of AI developments and its level of adoption in financial services, who have also sat shoes in the shoes of investment managers and asset...more

Blusmart Raises Inr 200 Crore from Ms Dhoni Family Office, Renew'S Sumant Sinha

One of the world's most popular electric-vehicle ride-hailing services is getting a big boost from one of India's most famous sons. Mahendra Singh Singh Jaggi, former captain of the Indian...more

Trill Impact Closes Venture Fund after Raising ‚¬90M

Sweden's Trill Impact has made its first venture fund a success with the final close of its $90 million fund. The fund, the first of its kind in Europe, was backed by institutional investors...more







Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs



Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders