Parish nurse programs for African-American churches in inner-city Memphis

This grant will establish a network of ten parish nurse programs in one of the poorest African-American neighborhoods in Memphis, Tennessee. Parish nurses are volunteer members of faith communities who receive special training in assessing the health needs of their congregations and providing them with education and counseling to improve their health status. They are not necessarily R.N.s, but lay leaders trained in basic nursing skills. Relatively modest funding is provided for each of the proposed ten parish nurse programs.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $10,259.00

Awarded on: 4/25/1997

Time frame: 5/1/1997 - 8/31/1998

Grant Number: 31258


St. Mary's Manassas Alabama Redevelopment Team Inc.

234 Jones Street
Memphis, 38105-3812


Clarence Hampton
Project Director


Deborah Hooser
Project Director