National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week
October 04, 2010
Celebrate National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week with NursingLink!
What is it?
Nurse-Managed Health Clinics, also known as Nurse-Managed Health Centers, are clinics lead by advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners. These clinics offer services like primary care, disease prevention, and promote various health issues to those who need it. Patients are most often living in poverty without health insurance, and/or belong to minority groups.
According to the National Nursing Centers Consortium:
Combined, nurse-managed health clinics in the United States record more than 2 million patient encounters annually. The nation’s 250 nurse-managed health centers reduce health disparities by providing a combination of high quality comprehensive primary health care, health promotion, and disease prevention services to underserved and vulnerable patients in rural, urban, and suburban communities. A substantial share of their patient mix is uninsured or on Medicaid. As safety net providers, nurse-managed health clinics provide care regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
When is it?
From October 3 through October 9.
How Can I Get Involved?
Check out the National Nursing Centers Consortium.