Grant News

School’s Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness Receives CDC Grant for High Blood Pressure Treatment
The Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness (CEACW) received funding from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the NYS Healthy Hearts Program to pilot a hybrid self-management/patient education evidence-informed intervention for persons with high blood pressure as a next step in developing an evidence base for treatment.

Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness Develops Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Self-Management Education Programs
The Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness (CEACW) is part of a three-year grant from the U.S. Administration on Community Living received by the New York State Office for the Aging to develop a New York state integrated and sustainable infrastructure for evidence-based self-management education programs. CEACW will operate a Quality and Technical Assistance Center and evaluate the project.

Center for Human Services Research Evaluates District’s School Improvement Grant
The Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) has also been awarded a new contract with the City School District of Albany to evaluate the district’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) being implemented at Albany High School and Hackett Middle School. This is a result of fine evaluative work being done by CHSR on other Albany School District initiatives.

Center for Human Services Research to Evaluate the New York State Kinship Navigator Program
The Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) has received a three-year subcontract to evaluate the New York State Kinship Navigator program, funded by the Children’s Bureau. The $420,000 evaluation will consist of a quasi-experimental design in five counties to examine the implementation and test the effects of an enhanced model that provides specialized services and supports to kinship families. SSW Assistant Professor, Dr. Eunju Lee, is the PI on this grant.

Liberty Partnerships Receives Five-Year Grant
The Liberty Partnership Program has received a five-year grant from the State Education Department to expand upon the services offered to at-risk youth in the Albany City School District. The mission of the Liberty Partnerships Rising Stars Program at the School of Social Welfare is to encourage young men and women in grades 7–12 to achieve academic and personal excellence, obtain their high school diploma, and pursue higher education.

Liberty has had a tremendous impact locally as its goal has been to educate students on the importance of giving back to their community. The program has proven to be a rich resource in the School of Social Welfare, as youth in Liberty advance their own leadership skills with involvement in participatory action-based research and related partnerships with researchers in the school.

The program director is Sidra Chaudhary and the assistant director is Kevin Fox, both of whom are MSW graduates. The Co-PI’s are Dr. Lani Jones and Dr. Heather Larkin.