SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University’s College of Health and Human Services is announcing its new Center for Healthy Communities.
“It really provides unique internship opportunities, professional, and continuing educational opportunities for the health and human services workforce,” said director Teresa Simmons.
The center helps provide students with education and employment opportunities in the local health care workforce. It also provides resources to local health and human services organizations. Salisbury University says that the center also helps submit grant proposals to foundations and federal funding.
Simmons says the center is a unique way for the university to connect with their community. “These grants provide us an opportunity to really work on workforce development – so providing opportunities for our students in field placement. But also opportunities to bolster the services and resources with our partner agencies within the broader community,” said Simmons.
Simmons says the center is working on building a list of expert speakers help provide education to community agencies and partners. Salisbury University says a committee will meet this fall to create a plan for the center and work towards expanding the program.