The American Nurses Association's (ANA) Communications Department provides the following information:
October 3-9 is National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week, a time to focus on the much-needed services provided by these clinics that help form a health care safety net for a largely low-income population in underserved inner city and rural areas. Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (NMHCs) provide primary care, health education, and preventive services and are led by advanced practice registered nurses, typically nurse practitioners. They also provide a training ground for future health professionals, particularly nurses who want to provide primary and preventive care.
Recognizing the contributions of NMHCs, the health reform law authorized a new $50 million grant program to expand the reach of these clinics over the next four years.
Please join the ANA in recognizing National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week. You can check the National Nursing Centers Consortium website for related activities.
To learn more about the health reform law (Affordable Care Act), including the grant allocation for NMHCs, please visit ANA’s website section on health care reform: www.rnaction.org/healthcare.