BJU School of Health Professions Receives Grant

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BJU School of Health Professions students at local hospital

BJU was one of 22 Greenville County organizations to be awarded a grant as part of the Greenville Health Authority’s “Healthy Greenville” program. The awards bring the total amount of Healthy Greenville grants to nearly $19.4 million since the program began two years ago.

BJU’s School of Health Professions was awarded funds for its HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) program—a free wellness program to reduce health disparities and improve the well-being of the socioeconomically disadvantaged area of the Arcadia Hills community. Collaborators include Phillis Wheatley Community Center and Upstate Podiatry.

“We look forward to working with Greenville Health Authority’s ‘Healthy Greenville’ grants program and our partners to improve the health of our community. The number of BJU students, faculty and staff involved in community projects has increased significantly over the past several years,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to include community wellness as part of our community service.”

Prisma Health-Upstate, formerly Greenville Health System, is committed to improving the health and well-being of citizens of Greenville County, which includes health promotion, disease prevention and taking care of all in need. Part of that commitment is providing to GHA an annual commitment of $4 million for the Healthy Greenville program to support health-related care, health research and health education initiatives benefiting the residents of Greenville County.