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CDC awards $3 Million Grant to EMU for Asian Health Initiative

November 30, 2018
Ypsilanti, MI

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) was awarded a $3 million grant by Centers for Disease Control Racial (CDC) to launch initiatives to improve the health of Asian Americans in Michigan.  It is a part the of the national program titled REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health. 

EMU is one of 31 recipients of CDC REACH five year grant programs.  The EMU CDC REACH Team will work with the Asian communities to

  1. Increase access to healthy foods and improve nutrition standards
  2. Improve connectivity to healthy food and physical activity enhanced by geographic information system (GIS)-based technology
  3. Implement culturally tailored strategies to improve access to preventive health programs in order to reduce health disparities for the underserved population.

Tsu-Yin Wu, a professor of nursing at EMU's College of Health and Human Services, will serve as principal investigator on a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and lead a team of co-investigators, including EMU faculty from Dietetics and Nutrition and Geography and Geology. was invited to the kick-off event to represent the Michigan Indian community. Stay tuned for updates and events in 2019.

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