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The opioid epidemic continues to claim lives, disrupt families and challenge communities, but nurses are hardly standing idly by. In many settings, they are creating solutions, implementing new programs, and driving change that is good for nurses, patients, health systems and communities.
The healthcare industry, like all industries, has an ecological footprint. That footprint affects the environment, which, in turn, affects health for individuals, families and communities. Increasingly, providers are evaluating the way their health systems function so that their practices do not undermine the care they deliver.
The School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit aimed to educate current and future providers to provide better care for LGBTQ+ patient populations as well as to inform community members about this population’s unique healthcare needs.
Just two years after launching a new project designed to increase the number of Native American nurses in the workforce, the School of Nursing has graduated two students, Brianna Boston-Kemple and Alexandra DeSautel, from the Success Through Recruitment/Retention, Engagement, and Mentorship (STREAM) program.
New Morgridge Center for Public Service Faculty Director to Focus on Strengthening Campus and Community Relationships
School of Nursing Associate Professor Earlise Ward, new public service faculty director of the UW–Madison Morgridge Center, hopes to see a strengthening of university relationships with underserved communities. She also hopes that the Morgridge Center becomes a leader on campus in developing an infrastructure to support community-based researchers.
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