Grant Funded Projects
The Wellness Resource Center is the home to several grants which benefit the University of Missouri and the greater Columbia community as well as higher education institutions and their communities statewide.Current University of Missouri projects include:
- Model Program Grant from the US Department of Education
- Tobacco prevention and cessation grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health
- NCAA CHOICES grant to address fan behavior at collegiate sporting events
Statewide projects include:
- Funding provided by Missouri Department of Transportation to provide the CHEERS to the Designated Driver Program, SMART Server Training Program, and Drive Safe Drive Smart (Link to DSDS) driving education program to campuses and communities throughout the State of Missouri.
- Funding from the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for the statewide coalition Partners in Prevention (PIP), a statewide coalition focused on preventing high-risk drinking among Missouri's college students at the thirteen public universities in the State of Missouri.
- Funding from the US Department of Education to expand Partners in Prevention services to six private institutions of higher education.
- Grant funding provided by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws program to provide training to campus and community coalitions and law enforcement agencies on effective strategies to reduce underage drinking.
- Funding from the Missouri Department of Mental Health Youth Suicide Prevention project to provide training and resource support to campuses in Missouri to address the issue of suicide on Missouri college campuses.
- Funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health to create, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of the Ask Listen Refer on-line suicide prevention resource.
The Wellness Resource Center also works collaboratively with the MU Department of Family and Community Medicine on the CASE project, or Campus-Community Alliances for Smoke-Free Environments, a group of researchers and experts on the health effects of secondhand smoke.