With a growing lack of primary care physicians and inadequate access to primary care in rural and medically underserved areas in the United States, increasing numbers of researchers, workforce analysts, and organizations recommend expanding the use of nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary care.
The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is is seeking members for a project entitled "Patient Reported Outcomes for Vascular Access." The goal of the workgroup is to further the development and validation of patient-reported tools that measure the impact of vascular access on the functioning quality of life for patients on hemodialysis. Applications are due by January 18, 2019.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. You are invited to review and comment on the proposed objectives, and to propose additional objectives for consideration. Comments must be submitted by January 17, 2019.
Looking for organ donation and transplantation statistics? Visit the Organ Donor Dashboard now available on the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) website. View data in charts or a grid, or get a national geographic summary by calendar year, data set, or specific organ.
Go to Organ Donor Dashboard
December 2-8, 2018, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015, the week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. The Public Health Foundation will host a webinar, #HowIRecommend Flu Vaccine: How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients, on December 5 (1:00 pm EST).