Sunday, October 9, 2011

Community and Nurse-Managed Health Centers Getting Them Started and Keeping Them Going

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - June 3, 2005
Paperback: 160 pages
ISBN-10: 0826123554
ISBN-13: 978-0826123558

This book provides a step-by-step guide to starting and sustaining a community health center, with an emphasis on nurse-managed centers. The authors share their firsthand knowledge with readers, including information on developing a mission statement, pulling together an advisory board, writing a business plan, and getting funding. The process for obtaining Federally Qualified Health Center Status (and thus federal funding) is described.

Of great value is the book's Appendix, which provides very useful examples. They include sample bylaws, a full policy and procedure manual, physician and nurse practitioner collaborative agreements, job descriptions, a contract with a local agency, and outcome and assessment guidelines.

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