School of Public Health Receives $2 Million Grant To Prevent Child Maltreatment
The Georgia State University School of Public Health has received a four-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling nearly $2 million to support programs and research related to prevention of child abuse and neglect.
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“Georgia State is a leader in evidence-based child maltreatment prevention research and programs, drawing some of the world’s most renowned experts in the field,” said Michael P. Eriksen, dean of the School of Public Health. “We are thrilled to continue our work in this area.”
Whitaker, who is also director of the Division of Health Promotion and Behavior at the School of Public Health and editor of the leading journal Child Maltreatment, notes that the project has four goals. NSTRC expects to:
- Establish six new SafeCareTM sites;
- Deliver SafeCareTM to about 2,400 families over four years;
- Expand use of SafeCareTM by each site through training; and
- Provide capacity for sites to conduct ongoing program evaluation.
For more information on SafeCareTM, visit safecare.publichealth.gsu.edu.