The Upper Valley Community Nursing Project helps people who are aging receive continuity of care and remain independent—at home and in their community. It’s based on a holistic philosophy of nursing, which dates back to the mid 19th century—a time when nurses focused on the health of individuals, families, and groups within a community. The project has a focus on the health of older people drawn together by such commonalities as location, religious affiliation, social connections, or fraternal association. Research more about the Project HERE.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Read more about this HERE.
The American Journal of Nursing
From the American Journal of Nursing: “Many challenges influence the overall health of communities. Infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, can spiral out of control in many urban settings. Children’s health and well-being are still threatened by preventable diseases, environmental toxins, violence, accidents, and injuries. Unequal access to health care and insurance coverage has notably increased morbidity and mortality among infants, pregnant women, and other vulnerable populations…Amid these challenges, all nurses can improve health outcomes and expand the infrastructure for monitoring and managing diseases. In traditional public health settings, community health nurses work to ensure that expectant and new mothers have the resources to appropriately care for themselves and their children. They can be found in the WIC Program (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) administering well-baby assessments, vaccinations, and newborn screenings, as well as in lead abatement programs managing the care of children with lead poisoning.”
Read the article HERE.