COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a $3.5-million, 5-year grant to the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center.

The grant will support leadership training for a wide range of health-related graduate and post-graduate students with an emphasis on improving health systems and access to quality care for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

“Despite over a half-century of improvement in child health, there remains a significant unmet need for quality health care systems for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families,” said LEND Co-Director Paula Rabidoux, PhD. Rabidoux and Karen Ratliff-Schaub, MD, are the principal investigators leading the grant project.