Students Training in Academia, Health, and Research (STAHR) Partnership is a two-part program to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds entering health care programs and to better prepare them for success.

Supported by a $3.2 million grant from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration, the program is a collaborative effort of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy, and the Institute for Human Development.

Students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds typically succeed in attending and completing health professions degree programs at a far-lower rate than students from strong schools in thriving communities. The STAHR initiative is designed to improve those numbers.

Learn more about the STAHR grant and the initiative behind it.