Issue Brief

No. 746

The Nursing Center in Concept and Practice: Delivery and Financing Issues in Serving Vulnerable People
September 13, 1999


Karen Matherlee


This issue brief looks at ways in which nurse-managed centers — with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration and private foundations — are carving a role in providing preventive and primary care to vulnerable populations. Two case studies — one in Philadelphia and the other in the Utah-Nevada border area — llustrate nursing centers' mission, outreach, services, workforce, payment concerns, and educational tie-ins.

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