Development of a community health education program for Native American women

This grant supports efforts to provide culturally sensitive behavioral health interventions to 500 Native American women of the Nipmuc Nation in central Massachusetts. Foundation funds will be used to train six Nipmuc women to become community health educators and to provide home-based disease prevention and education services that incorporate both traditional and contemporary ways to address health problems. The project was developed jointly by the Central Massachusetts Health Education Center and the Nipmuc Women's Health Coalition (NWHC).

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $25,000.00

Awarded on: 7/19/1999

Time frame: 8/1/1999 - 7/31/2000

Grant Number: 36679


Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center

35 Harvard Street, Suite 300
Worcester, 01609-3108


Ruth Bissette
Project Director