Fostering diversity awareness in nursing students to improve health disparities for underserved populations in Texas

Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), located in Dallas, Texas is partnering with The Family Place and Austin St. Center in delivering quality consumer health literature instruction to underserved individuals in the Dallascommunity. As part of the LHSON mission Rio Grande Valley trip, LHSON is also partnering with Catholic Charities Respite Center and Texas River Ministry in delivering nursing care to meet immediate needs of underserved minorities and in promoting healthy lifestyles for adults and children. To reduce health disparities and promote healthy behaviors and self-care, undergraduate pre-licensed nurses will be taught how to utilize MedlinePlus and promote it while delivering one-on-one nursing care with community members in underserved areas of Dallas and the Rio Grande Valley.


Project Lead: Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing - Learning Resource Center


Geographic Type: Urban
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: Educator - College & Post-grad, Student - College & Post-grad

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 3
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Jun 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2024
Project Status: Completed

Project Funding

Federal Fiscal Year 2023: $25,000