Part of the project involves conducting free, school-based health screenings for children in selected Birmingham city schools. The project, “Smiles for Alabama,” unites students from each of the UAB professional schools with Sight Savers America’s Alabama KidCheck to screen children for health, dental or eyesight issues, and it identifies those who need follow-up care.

This is a continuation grant based on a pilot project conducted in 2011 that also was funded by the foundation.

Teams of students from each school record children’s weight and height; check their blood pressure; examine their ears, noses and throats; listen to their hearts for any murmurs; check their lungs; and look at their musculoskeletal systems to check for scoliosis. The children also receive vision and dental screenings. Other collaborating partners in the project include United Way of Central Alabama Success by 6, the Jefferson County Department of Health and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

 

Why Choose UAB?

why choose uab

Among the top 5 percent of nursing schools, 13th nationally, 3 master's specialty tracks highly ranked, 
1 in the top 10, ranked BSN, PhD and DNP programs

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Global Nursing Leaders

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The School has broken ground on a $32 million, more than 72,000-square-foot expansion and renovation that will transform nursing education, practice and research

 


Veterans Administration Initiatives
Learn more about the VA Nursing Academic Partnership, VA National Quality Scholars, Veterans CAN! and many other Veteran-centered initiatives


 


PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center
More than 20 years of global nursing leadership. One of 10 in the U.S., one of 42 in the world



 


Transformational Research
Leading the transformation of health and health care through innovations in education, research and clinical care 
 

 


Nurse-Managed Clinical Care
Four nurse-managed clinics, one primary care and three transitional, provide high-quality health care to vulnerable populations

 


Primary Care Scholars
Graduate Nursing Education Primary Care Scholars are learning the tools necessary to provide primary care in Alabama's rural-designated counties