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Advancing Health Outcomes
1 week ago

Providing respectful and competent care is a cornerstone of exceptional nursing. However, a patient’s perception of healthcare and healthcare providers’ abilities to provide comprehensive care can be impacted (positively or negatively) by a healthcare provider’s ability to take a patient’s own background and experiences into account. One organization working to help increase the comfort level in Alaska Native (AN) and American Indian (AI) people seeking healthcare is the Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) program through the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Modern Nurse
November 28, 2017

By providing bedside care, nurses often have unique insights into the needs of specific patient populations. We recently spoke with Vivian Low, MPH, RN-BC, FPCNA, manager of special projects, chair of nursing research, at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., about her passion for coordinating community resources and developing programs to address specific health factors.

Podcasts
November 1, 2017
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In this episode of the Nursing Notes Live podcast, we talk to Marcus Henderson, BSN, and Ian McCurry, BSN, RN, recent graduates from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Marcus and Ian developed a project entitled, "Homeless Health and Nursing: Building Community Partnerships for a Healthier Future," to address health disparities facing homeless individuals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We discuss their project and their plans for the future as they continue their collaboration as co-founders and chief operations officers of Up and Running Healthcare Solutions.

Insights from the New Nurse
October 26, 2017

Marcus Henderson, BSN, and Ian McCurry, BSN, RN, are co-founders and chief operations officers of Up and Running Healthcare Solutions, which was born from a project they developed while in nursing school to address health disparities facing homeless people in Philadelphia, Penn. We recently spoke to them about their initiative, and how nurses and small interventions can make a big difference in addressing health disparities faced by homeless populations.

The Modern Nurse
October 10, 2017

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The flu is serious and can even be deadly, but it’s also preventable – and the flu vaccine has been shown to be one of the best ways to protect against the flu. We spoke with Katherine “Kate” Holbrook, MS, RN, CNS, PHN, program manager of Shoo the Flu, to learn more about this community-based program and the unique role nurses play in decreasing flu-related disease burden within communities.

The Nurse Perspective
July 26, 2017

In many isolated areas around the United States, nurses play a significant role in ensuring rural communities have access to quality healthcare. For Beth Jensen, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, working with rural populations has provided a unique opportunity to make a big difference in a small community.

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