"[M]eaningful, candid, honest, and visionary. This guide will get you started and keep you moving forward.[A]n excellent tool for any advanced practice nurse, faculty member, or student who wants to practice in the community."
--Susan Sherman, President, Independence Foundation (From the Foreword)
Wellness centers continue to play a key role in enhancing access to health care and providing high-quality care for patients. Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers serves as a step-by-step guide to starting and sustaining an effective wellness center, whether non-profit or academic.
Written for nurse and health care leaders, nurse educators, and students, this book demonstrates how to develop centers that provide important health promotion and disease prevention services to all populations. The contributors also share firsthand knowledge on how to address the challenges in developing wellness centers.
Get step-by-step guides on how to:
- Begin and maintain a wellness center
- Assemble an advisory or governing board
- Write business plans and secure funding in an era of funding challenges
- Develop and maintain community partnerships
- Address mental health challenges in wellness centers
- Document and measure patient outcomes
With this book, nurse and health care leaders will obtain the critical tools necessary to successfully develop, manage, and lead their wellness centers.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements from NNCC
Acknowledgements from the NNCC Wellness Committee Co-Chairs
Section 1 - Introduction and Overviews
Chapter 1 - About the National Nursing Centers Consortium and Wellness Centers
Chapter 2 - What is a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center?
What is a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center?
Chapter 3 - Application of the Boyer Model of Scholarship in Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers
The Boyer Model of Scholarship
Description and Application of the Four Types of Scholarship
Application of the Boyer Model
Implementation in a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center
Section 2 - Development and Planning
Chapter 4 - Organizational Development
Governing or Advisory Board
Chapter 5 - Planning a Wellness Center
Community and Needs Assessments
Planning the Wellness Center
Policies and Procedures
Chapter 6 - Community Presence and Marketing: Involving the Community
Maintaining the Bridges
Chapter 7 - Funding and Sustainability of Wellness Centers
Chapter 8 - Planning and Development of Independent Centers
Site Selection, Zoning, and Licensing
Section 3 - Wellness Center Services
Chapter 9 - Traditional Wellness Center Services
Chapter 10 - Wellness Center Services for Aging Populations
Chapter 11 - Wellness Center Services for Latino Populations
Overview of Services to Latinos
Chapter 12 - Mental Health Services in Wellness Centers
Incidence of Depression
Barriers to Treatment
Mental Health Integration Project
Section 4 - Student Learning
Chapter 13 - Community Service and Learning and Student Engagement
University Community Service and Learning Committee
Evaluation of Community Service and Learning Activities
Examples of Community Service and Learning Projects in Nursing Programs
Overview of Community Service Learning in the Health Professions
Chapter 14 - Extending the Mission of Wellness Centers to Build Future Nursing Capacity
The Current Nursing Shortage
The Kids into Health Careers Initiative
Example Program Initiatives
Section 5 - Improving and Measuring Quality in Wellness Centers
Chapter 15 - Measuring Quality in Wellness Centers
Chapter 16 - Documenting Outcomes
Chapter 17 - Data Collection
Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, is currently the Executive Director of the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), a professional organization that grew from 11 regional health centers to a national representation of over 100 nurse-managed health centers in the U.S. that provide quality primary health care, health promotion and disease prevention services to one million vulnerable families annually. She has a strong policy development background and has been instrumental in changing health policies and regulations at the state and national level, I.E., prescriptive authority and defining nurse practitioners as primary care providers in the law.
Tine Hansen-Turton also teaches health policy, program planning, and outcome evaluation to nursing students in the Public Health Masters Program at La Salle University, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, and is a frequent guest speaker at the Temple University, Jefferson University, and University of Pennsylvania Schools of Nursing, Philadelphia. Prior to joining the NNCC, she was Vice President of Program Development for a geriatric company where she developed, planned, and implemented health care programs for seniors in the Philadelphia region. Earlier, she was the Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, where she implemented and directed comprehensive health care programs for 100,000 residents.
Tine Hansen-Turton is a member of several organizations, such as the Forum for Executive Women, American and Pennsylvania Public Health Associations, and has published in several journals and books. She is currently President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Tine Hansen-Turton has published in several journals and is a regular presenter at local, state, and national conferences on health care and housing.
Ms. Hansen-Turton is a 2005 Eisenhower Fellow and NNCC received a Community Impact Award from GlaxoSmithKline in 2005. She has received several awards such as the State Excellence Award, awarded by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2002, the Champion Award, awarded by the University of Pennsylvania, Health Annex 2002, the Annual Writers Award, awarded by Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA in 2001, and the John Heinz Friend of Nursing, awarded by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association in 1999. She is currently pursuing a law degree at the James E. Beasley Law School at Temple University.