Dr. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu Receives Project Expansion Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu has recieved the College of Public Service and Community Solutions Project Expansion grant.  The funds will be used to support the ongoing data collection efforts of her Enhancing Culturally-Informed Health Care Services for Women affected by Female Genital Cutting in Arizona (FGC) project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (ASTWH160045). 

As of 2012, Arizona ranked #7 in the US for Somali refugee resettlement. The focus of FGC project is to elucidate the gaps in care and enhance the provision of FGC-related health care and social services for women in Arizona who have experienced FGC; engaging the Somali and Somali Bantu communities. This project is designed to build greater capacity among health and social service providers across Arizona to care for FGC-affected women and build community knowledge and awareness of FGC-related health issues and available services.

In an effort to continue its longstanding committment to research, the College of Public Service and Community Solutions implemented a Research Support and Advancement Plan (Fall 2017), with a large component of the plan being an internal grants mechanism. 

For more information please visit: SIRC, Office of Refugee Health.