The Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2nd annual Small Grants program. The consortium would like to thank everyone who applied and their continued work to develop and address barriers to health and wellness programs among underserved student populations.
The Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions Small Grants program offers two types of grants: Faculty and Students. After a meticulous evaluation process, grants were offered to the following grant recipients. To find out more about the Small Grants program, click on the Small Grants tab on our website.
The winning Spring 2021 Small Grant proposals are:
Development of a School-based Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorder Treatment Program
Principal Investigator: Christopher Hammond, M.D. Ph.D., Assistant Professor (School of Medicine)
Co-PI: Carolina Vidal, MD, MPH Assistant Professor (School of Medicine)
Co-PI and Site-PI: Annastasia Kezar, MA, CSS, CAGS, LCPC (School of Medicine)
Project Overview: This project aims to create and evaluate a school-based substance use/co-occurring disorder (SU/COD) treatment in adolescents with SU/COD who are educated in the Baltimore City Public School District.
The Role of Social Connectedness in Group-based Parent Training in Schools Serving Low-income Families
Student: Corinne Plesko, BSN, RN (School of Nursing)
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Gross, DNSc, FAAN (School of Nursing)
Project Overview: This project aims to understand how group-based parent-training programs, delivered in schools serving predominantly low-income students and families, can generate social connectedness among participants.
Identifying school-related mental health stressors and opportunities for intervention through youth-led participatory research
Student: Tesha Davilmar, BS (School of Medicine)
Co-investigator: Sarah Flessa, MSH (School of Medicine)
Faculty Mentor: Pamela A. Matson, MPH, Ph.D. (School of Medicine)
Community Partner: Joni Holifield (HeartSmiles)
Project Overview: This project aims to empower youth to identify stressors related to the pandemic and opportunities to address their needs using community-based and youth-led participatory research principles.