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June 23, 2014

APSU School of Nursing, Health Department garner $35,000 grant for Breast Health

Dr. Patty Orr and Joey Smith, director of the county health department, recently received $35,985 to support local breast health.

The Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and the Montgomery County Health Department will continue to support the fight against breast cancer, thanks to a recent $35,985 grant from the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For the second year in a row, the Nashville Komen Affiliate has awarded the grant to the two organizations to provide breast health education and services to underserved populations in this community.

“This grant helps provide mammography services to underserved women in Montgomery County, and it gives our nursing students an opportunity to do community education and service in our community regarding breast health,” said Dr. Patty Orr, director of the APSU School of Nursing and associate professor and occupant of the Lenora C. Reuther Chair of Excellence in Nursing.

Orr wrote the Komen grant with Joey Smith, director of the county health department. The Nashville Komen Affiliate recently awarded several grants to local nonprofits to assist with education, screenings and treatment for breast cancer. Other agencies funded included St. Thomas Hospital and the Tennessee Department of Health, among others.

“The goal of this program is to identify any cancer early when it can be treated successfully,” Orr said.

For more information, contact Orr by email at orrp@apsu.ed

 



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