More than 20,000 nurses are part of the HRSA family, including 16,600 working at health centers and 4,300 National Health Service Corps clinicians in service.
This year, nurses and all clinicians who care for underserved people can get ready to help patients in a whole new way – steering them to a new way to get health insurance, the Health Insurance Marketplace, when key parts of the Affordable Care Act take effect in 2014.
The just-released report analyzes the current nursing workforce (2.8 million RNs and 690,000 LPNs) and identifies recent trends for a better understanding of the supply, distribution and educational pipeline of nurses.
The report reveals
Read Results in Brief and the full report: The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education
Baby boomers are five times more likely to be infected, and they currently account for more than 75 percent of adults with Hepatitis C, the CDC has warned. Liver disease and deaths from the disease are both on the rise.
CDC recommends that all Americans older than 47 be tested for the disease and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program supports a Special Project of National Significance that is testing a new model for integration of hepatitis C treatment into clinical practice.
New Grant Opportunities
HRSA-13-259 Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network
HRSA-13-169 Part C Capacity Development Program
HRSA-13-256 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program
Issue 27 - Marketplace Opens October 1: Get Ready
Issue 26 - National Health Center Week
Issue 22 - Affordable Care Act Takes hold in Virgnia
Issue 21 - For Africa, No Better Time
Issue 20 - NHSC Site Profiles