Regis College announced today that it received a $10,000 grant from Catholic Health Foundation of Greater Boston to support the Caring, Access, Rx, and Education (CARE) Initiative.

The award for the Regis CARE initiative will help fund the salaries of two school nurses who provide comprehensive health services and health education to more than 700 children enrolled at Trinity Catholic Academy (Brockton, Mass.) and Lawrence Catholic Academy (Lawrence, Mass.)—two urban Catholic academies educating children from prekindergarten through eighth grade.

“The Catholic Health Foundation is pleased to partner with Regis College and the CARE Initiative to support health care for students in two of the largest urban communities in the state,” said Lynne Sullivan, executive director of the Catholic Health Foundation.

“This funding helps Regis continue its commitment to K through 12 Catholic education and serves our social justice mission to provide access to education through collaborative engagement,” said Regis President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN. “Regis is proud to be supported in its work over the years by the Catholic Health Foundation.”

“Regis College has made a tremendous difference to the quality of care for our students,” said Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal Mary Kelly. “We are grateful to our Regis partners and Catholic Health Foundation for their support of Lawrence Catholic Academy.”

“Regis College's CARE Initiative project provides valuable resources to Trinity Catholic Academy's students,” said Jennifer Roy, Trinity Catholic Academy Head of School. “In order to perform academically to the best of their ability, students need to feel safe and healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally. The CARE Initiative helps to make this possible each and every day. We are very grateful for the Catholic Health Foundation's support of this project and our school.”

The Regis College CARE initiative also includes a nurse practitioner faculty member who works at the schools to supplement the care in the clinics while also precepting Regis NP students. In addition, the nurses who work at the school-based clinics precept Regis pre-licensure students during their community health clinical rotation.