Funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the overarching purpose of this project is to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses (RNs) from rural and underserved areas of Utah to practice at the full scope of their licenses as members and leaders of community-based primary care teams in order to increase access to care, with particular emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control.
Primary care is the day-to-day healthcare given by a health care provider. Typically this provider acts as the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patients within a healthcare system, and coordinates other specialist care that the patient may need.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UK1HP31735 as part of an award totaling 2.8 million dollars with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The content of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.