The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Nursing department's Caregiver Education, Training, and Advocacy (CETA) project received a boost from the Lee Initiatives in the form of a $16,146 grant. The CETA project addresses 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 Lee Initiatives grant will support the purchase of a hospital bed and other equipment necessary for training caregivers.
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.
Pitt-Johnstown...at the forefront of baccalaureate colleges...
Photo: On April 26, 2011, Lee Initiatives Executive Director Anita Faas (center) presented a check to Dr. Janet Grady (left), chairperson of the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences and interim vice president for Academic Affairs, and Diana Schroeder (right) Nursing program coordinator, at a ceremony held at Johnstown's City View.