National grant to expand community-based nursing to underserved patients | OHSU Foundation

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OHSU Foundation, in partnership with Seiko Izumi, Ph.D., R.N., recently helped secure a $1.3 million grant to expand community-based nursing in rural Oregon. The grant was part of the “Reimagining Nursing Initiative” from The American Nurses Foundation, which awarded $14 million nationally with a goal of expanding access for underserved patients through community nursing care reimbursed by insurance.

“It’s a huge honor for OHSU to have received this award. The American Nurses Foundation received hundreds of proposals for a small number of projects funded,” said Katie Slavin, Associate Director of Foundation Relations at OHSU Foundation. “This very prestigious award showcases OHSU School of Nursing as national leader in nurse-led innovation.”

To learn more about the impact of the collaboration between OHSU and its partners in community nursing, read Community-based nurses meet patients where they are on the OHSU news hub.

Pictured above: Linn Nowland, RN, a community-based nurse at Adventist Health Tillamook’s Vernonia clinic, stands before an informational table at a recent community event. OHSU is partnering with Adventist Health to make the case for Medicaid and other health insurance payors to cover the services that community-based nurses provide for underserved residents. (Adventist Health Tillamook)