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National Institutes of Health selects Children's Hospital Oakland for grant award
Date:11/13/2007

November 13, 2007 - Oakland, CA Childrens Hospital & Research Center Oakland has been selected to share in a $9 million funding award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The hospitals Hall of Health Museum, in collaboration with Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, was selected for the NIHs Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), which supports innovative hands-on programs that encourage children to pursue health careers or that further their understanding of medical research.

Childrens Hospital Oakland is one of only ten institutions from across the country to receive this honor. The SEPA grant of $539,789 will provide funds to disseminate the Hall of Healths Your Genes & Your Choices, an interactive exhibit on social and genetic factors that contribute to good and bad health outcomes. This exhibit contains eight activity stations. The grant will also provide funds to disseminate the Hall of Health's 4th and 5th grade "Health and Biomedical Science for a Diverse Community" curriculum, which focuses on diseases and health conditions that disproportionately affect minority populations. The curriculum will be disseminated through after-school science clubs at ten elementary schools in Oakland and Berkeley.

We offer one of the countrys most innovative health education programs because of critical funding from respected organizations like the National Institutes of Health, said Lucille Day, Ph.D., Director of the Hall of Health Hands-On Health Museum at Childrens Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Through their support Childrens Hospital Oakland has offered outreach programs at schools or students can come to us to see how we turn their textbooks into interactive, educational play at the museum.

Childrens Hospital Oakland is committed to offering community health programs like the Hall of Health, which is dedicated to promoting wellness and individual responsibility. More than 350,000 visitors of all ages have used the Hall of Healths interactive, hands-on exhibits to learn about how the body functions and the value of a healthy lifestyle, including a good diet and exercise.

Led by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) a part of the NIH SEPA grants provide two to five years of support to stimulate curiosity and encourage scientific investigation through hands-on activities. It is hoped that by supporting interactions between scientists, educators and community organizations, the SEPA program will improve the publics understanding of NIH-funded medical research and encourage the participation of young people in science careers.


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Contact: Diana Yee
dyee@mail.cho.org
510-428-3120
Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
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