Professor Janaka Lewis awarded Inclusive Excellence grant
Dr. Janaka Lewis, along with other members of the LGBTQ+ Health Taskforce, was awarded one of thirteen Inclusive Excellence Grants for Fall 2023. The grant, titled Wellness Task Forces Diversity Competencies Series, will support a series of trainings aimed at increasing the competency of health and well-being unit staff and campus partners on areas of care for Black students, Latinx students, and Queer and Trans students. One of the ongoing obstacles for UNC Charlotte students to access services within the health and well-being unit is tied to the lack of visibility and representation of providers, as well as providers’ lack of understanding of the nuanced needs of each of these communities. The trainings will support unit staff and campus partners to gain further knowledge, awareness, and skills as they work with specific student communities to support their health and well-being.