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JU NURSING STUDENTS HELP COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH

Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments)
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JU NURSING STUDENTS HELP COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH

http://jacksonville.com/news/health-and-fitness/2017-12-19/health-notes-st-vincent-s-southside-designated-top-general

By Charlie Patton

More than twice as many underserved patients are getting primary care — with a week’s wait time instead of a month — as a result of a year-long partnership between Jacksonville University’s Keigwin School of Nursing and Community Health Outreach, a nonprofit, community-based organization aligned with the We Care Jacksonville volunteer coalition, which provides uninsured Duval county residents access to free healthcare.

A $50,000 grant from the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, which has been renewed for the coming year, has allowed 10 JU nursing students to get hands-on experience helping patients at the CHO clinic on the Westside, led by JU Professor of Nursing Erica Kines. In addition to the expansion in service and lowering of wait times, the clinic is also now able to offer urgent care, which cuts the amount of emergency department visits.

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION


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