In an effort to increase diversity in healthcare, the American Heart Association, national sponsor of Go Red™ for Women, proudly announces the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund. Sixteen scholarships ($2,500 each) for women interested working in healthcare will be awarded for fall 2013. Applications are due by Nov. 30, 2012.
The lack of diverse medical students and healthcare professionals, coupled with ineffective cultural competency training, continues to produce biased treatment environments and contributes to health disparities. The American Heart Association understands the need for qualified nurses and physicians of color and is doing something about it.
The Links Inc., is a proud partner of the American Heart Association. The Links is comprised of women of African heritage who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the identities, culture, and economic survival of all people of African origin through cultural, educational, and civic programs. Through the group’s partnerships, it promotes activism to help bring about positive change that transcends time, race, and socio-economic differences.
Eva McGee serves as the president of the Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links Inc. For more information on the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund, go to www.goredforwomen.org/goredscholarship.