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The Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program (HPSISN) is a national initiative designed to strengthen partnerships between health professions schools and their communities. A program of the Pew Health Professions Commission and the National Fund for Medical Education, HPSISN receives support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Corporation for Notional Service, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. In April 1995, the HPSISN program awarded three-year service-learning grants to 20 health professional schools across the country. The grantees are a diverse group of schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and public health whose community partners include public schools, community health centers, community development corporations and social service agencies.