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Grant Funds Health Diversity Program

Georgia Regents University has been given a grant to support an online program aimed at helping health professionals better serve people from different cultural groups.

School officials said in a statement Monday that the university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion has been given a $50,000 grant from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to support its Healthy Perspectives Program. The Atlanta-based Healthcare Georgia foundation works to expand access to affordable health care in underserved communities.

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Kent Guion says the program is focused on helping students, staff and faculty learn how to better relate to patients who come from different cultures than their own.

The weekly, 30-minute program is set to launch Aug. 19.

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