March 11, 2019
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VITERBO UNIVERSITY AWARDED $23,427 GRANT FROM THE OTTO BREMER TRUST TO SUPPORT CARING HEALTH CLINIC AT THE LA CROSSE SALVATION ARMY
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Viterbo University was awarded a $23,427 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust to support the Community Assessment, Resources, and Intervention through Nursing Guidance, or CARING, initiative.
CARING is a long-standing nurse-managed health clinic at the La Crosse Salvation Army. The clinic is staffed by Viterbo University nursing faculty, undergraduate nursing students, and La Crosse County Health Department public health nurses. The grant will support services for vulnerable populations that CARING staff provides, such as advocacy, preventive health education, health screenings, and referrals to health care providers. To date, CARING has provided health care services and wellness education to nearly 9,500 clients to improve local health outcomes.
“CARING is an important experience for nursing students in which they learn alongside experienced faculty and public health nurses to serve the needs of vulnerable populations,” said Martha Scheckel, dean of the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior. “In this way, CARING is mutually beneficial. On behalf of the entire Viterbo community, we are grateful to be awarded this grant.”
About the Otto Bremer Trust
The Otto Bremer Trust, based in St. Paul, Minn., is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community business leader. OBT owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The mission of OBT is to invest in people, places and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Since its inception, OBT has invested more than $600 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin. Visit ottobremer.org.