The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Nursing department's Caregiver Education, Training, and Advocacy (CETA) project received a boost from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies in the form of a $5,000 grant. The CETA project will address critical needs of local individuals caring for elderly family members in the home setting. It is estimated that family caregivers deliver a quarter-trillion dollars in unpaid service each year. The Pitt-Johnstown program has the potential to become a model for other Pennsylvania communities that need to contain healthcare costs.
The Community Foundation also awarded a $2,000 grant to support the purchase of wireless microphones in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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Photo: On January 11, Hugh E. Hudnall, vice president and business development officer for Mainline National Bank presented a check on behalf of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to Diana Schroeder (left), Nursing program coordinator, and Dr. Janet Grady (middle), chairperson of the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences and interim vice president for Academic Affairs.