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QOL Hot Topic

New!! Priority Issues for 2015

Quality of Life Faculty Community-Based Applied Research Grants are awarded for proposals which fall under one or more of the following 6 categories: Autism; Criminal Justice; Children and Families; Adult General; Elderly Services; and Foster Care. Within these 6 categories are several top priority issues indicated by our community partners and/or obtained via countywide reports, which are currently significantly impacting Broward County residents. See below for QOL's 2015 Broward County priority issues:


Maternal Health & Infant Mortality

Affordable Housing

Veterans Reintegration

Elderly Services

School Class Size

Access to Health & Human Services


Child Abuse Prevention

Transition Skills/Programming

Delinquency Prevention & Diversion

Family Strengthening


Early Literacy

Mental Health  

* Proposals submitted to the Children and Families category are selected based on funding priorities identified by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.

* Children's Services Council 2015 Funding Goals

* Proposals submitted to the Foster Care category are selected based on the funding priority identified by ChildNet.

* Broward Sheriff's Office 2015 Funding Priority

QOL Award Winner Presents Research at the National Level

Neil H. Katz, Ph.D., Chair of Nova Southeastern Univeristy's Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution recently presented, "Understanding Conflict Management Systems and Strategies in the Workplace: A Pilot Study" at the Association of Conflict Resolution conference in San Diego. Notably, this research funding by a QOL research grant, represented a collaboration between Nova Southeastern University, United Way of Broward County, and Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

Freedom Project
Co-Principal Investigators:
Dr. Lenore Walker & Dr. James Pann

Freedom Project, which is a direct offshoot of the FY2008 QOL project, ”Needs Assessment of the Mentally Ill Involved in Broward County” was featured in a recent Sun Sentinel article “A home, not jail, for now: ‘Freedom Project’ helps mentally ill homeless.” Dr.’s Pann and Walker have contracted with Henderson Mental Health Center to provide assessment services to individuals in the criminal justice system. Featured in Broward County’s Sun SentinelNovember 29, 2009

Criminal Justice: Broward Sheriff's Office, Priority Issues for 2014

* Diverting youth from the criminal justice system
* Reducing gun violence/violent crime
* Programs that assist the homeless/mentally ill
* Crime prevention


QOL News & Events

QOL Meeting Presentations
November 13, 2012

  • P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) Project Training Program
    Presented by FY2013 award winners:
    Sheryl Rosin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (Principal Investigator) from the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education/Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Co-Investigators include: Kristin Winston, Ph.D., OTR/L from the College of Health Care Sciences, and Barbara Zucker, M.A., CCC-SLP from the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education/Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Community Partner: Broward County School District-ESE Preschool & Broward County CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities)

More News & Events BULLET

A low income should not be a determining factor for student success. But, all too often, children who fall into this category also fall through the educational system’s cracks. With this in mind, a determined group of faculty members, students, and volunteers from Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) are working to help improve academic and socialization outcomes for low-income youth...

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QOL Awardee Publications

NSU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences/Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Professor Neil Katz and doctoral student Linda Flynn have authored the lead article in a recent issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly (Vol. 30, No. 4, Summer 2013) a leading journal in the academic conflict resolution field. The Katz-Flynn article on "Understanding Conflict Management Systems and Strategies in the Workplace: A Pilot Study" was a result of research conducted within Broward County organizations and funded by an NSU Quality of Life grant. Community Partners: United Way of Broward County; Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward Economic Alliance.