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The Center for Community-Based Health Promotion with Women and Children (CBHP)

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Janna Lesser, PhD, RN
Director and Associate Professor
School of Nursing

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing Center of Excellence, Community-Based Health Promotion with Women and Children (CBHP), supported in part by the Anita Thigpen Perry Endowment, is housed in the School of Nursing Office of Research and Scholarship. The goal of the Center is to collaborate with the community in the development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally proficient health interventions for Women and their families experiencing disparities in health outcomes. The Center Advisory Council is made up of both interdisciplinary academic and community partners. Community partners include representatives of: Familias en Accion Community Collaborative Council (CCC), American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AIT-SCM), Mujeres Nobles de Harlandale, SUAVE (Southside United Against a Violent Environment), Coalition for GLBT Advocacy Group, and the Prosumer Group. Academic partners include faculty and staff from the School of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Department of Surgery, School of Public Health, UTSA, and Texas Woman's University.