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Dr. Needle Receives Funding for Community-Based Participatory Research Project on Pediatric Palliative Care

Congratulations to Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, for recently securing a grant from the Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) office!

The Health Collaborative Pilot grant supports Dr. Needle's collaborative project with SoLaHmo, the local community-driven research program of Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC). This community-based participatory research project is centered on improving pediatric palliative care, particularly for patients and families from the Somali, Latinx, Hmong, and Native American communities. 

Dr. Needle's community partners include Rodolfo Batres, MD, Shannon Pergament, MPH, MSW, Beverly Bushyhead, Pilar de la Parra, Fathi Ahmed, Yeng Moua - all part of SoLaHmo's Partnership for Health and Wellness. 

The grant they received annually supports teams of Minnesota-based community organizations and University of Minnesota faculty researchers who are working to improve the health of all Minnesota communities. 

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