The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation Wins Grant to Further Health Care Worker Safety

The MCA received a grant from The Workers Lab, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation was awarded $75,000 from The Workers Lab as part of the Innovation Fund grant cycle on November 2, according to the El Paso Herald.

The MCA will use the grant money to advance worker health and safety for nurses by launching the Nurse Innovator Project. This project will connect nurses and experts in the El Paso area in the hopes of creating improvements for safety in the nursing industry.

“We are excited that this grant from The Workers Lab Innovation Fund will allow the MCA, in collaboration with nurses, other frontline healthcare workers and the regional Fab Labs, to design and implement a program specifically created for nurse innovators,” said Nancy Lowery, Director of Innovation at the MCA Foundation.

The coronavirus pandemic highlighted shortcomings of workplace safety for health care workers—this will be taken into account by the project team when cultivating solutions to this health and safety issue.

More information on the MCA Nurse Innovator Project, visit mcamericas.org.

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Nikki Johnson-Bolden is an Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

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