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Wayne State University College of Nursing, state partner to cut obesity

October 11, 2012

The Wayne State University College of Nursing is part of a $1.5 million grant awarded to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration to develop an Advanced Practice Nurse Leader primary care model for overweight and obese patients. The three-year project is designed to improve health outcomes for this population in two medically underserved areas in Michigan - Detroit and Grand Rapids. The MDCH, the Wayne State University College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University's Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Kirkhof College of Nursing, the Michigan Area Health Education Center, and the Michigan Health Council will partner to develop a team-based approach to care for obese children, students and adults. This will take place at two university-affiliated nurse-managed primary care clinics, the Wayne State University Campus Health Center and the Grand Valley State University Family Health Center.