Center to Advance Rehabilitative Health & Education / Research, Grants, & Sponsored Programs

Center to Advance Rehabilitative Health and Education (CARE)

The Center to Advance Rehabilitative Health and Education works to address the rehabilitative health needs of all individuals, with a special focus on African Americans and other minority populations across five key domains: clinical services, community-based services, educational services, policy reform, and research. The Center serves as an umbrella program, under which many of the works in the College of Health Sciences are attributed or housed; additionally, collaborative works with other colleges and institutions may be affiliated with the Center.

 The works of the Center address rehabilitative health and education needs of individuals and communities at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Healthy People 2020 (, a 10-year national campaign of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servcies, has the primary goal of “Improving access to comprehensive, quality health care services.” The four major topic areas are: 1) coverage; 2) services, 3) timeliness, and 4) workforce. Key objectives of Healthy People addresses all domains of health including improving access to care, eliminating barriers that create health disparities, increasing the number of underrepresented minority healthcare providers, and improving data collection on outcomes of various health initiatives.

Current Grants

Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Program

Anatomy in Rural Alabama:  A College-Community Partnership

Stride Rite shoe grant for biomechanical research