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Jasper and Heritage Hills High Schools were among a pair of local schools that were part of 9 tax-exempts facilities to receive more than $17,000 in funding from the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center’s 2015-16 Mini-Grant Program.

Jasper’s grant will go towards the purchase and repair of  microscopes for Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences curriculum.

CPR instructor training and equipment for the anatomy curriculum will be the purpose of Heritage Hill’s share.

Jane Friona, Executive Director of the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center says the amount represents an investment in the future.   

Organizations in Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties that promote health careers for youth, engage health professions students or provide continuing education for health professionals in southwest Indiana were eligible to receive a mini-grant.

The organization began as a regional center in 2008 and is hosted by the University of Southern Indiana in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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