Underserved populations

Bringing Equal Health Outcomes within REACH

From Cambodian communities in New England to Indian tribes in Oklahoma, the REACH 2010 program is helping nurses make a major difference in improving the health of underserved populations.

Serving Where the Need Is Greatest

A nursing career in the U.S. Public Health Service offers unlimited opportunities to serve your country while providing care to underserved populations around the world

Taking the Initiative

By breaking down cultural barriers to health care and providing preventive education, nurses of color are helping to close minority health disparity gaps one patient at a time.

A Harvest of Hope

Meet five Hispanic nurses who are making a difference in improving the quality of health care for migrant farm workers

Tribes Know Best

To provide effective health care to Indian populations, nurses must understand the complexities of tribal governance

Toxic Avengers

For years, disadvantaged neighborhoods have been unfairly singled out as targets for corporate polluting. Now minority environmental health nurses are helping these communities fight back.

Touching Hearts

Touching Hearts

African American women have a disproportionately high rate of heart disease, yet many of them are unaware that they’re at risk. By reaching out to black communities where the need is greatest, nurses can increase awareness and empower vulnerable women to reduce their risk.

Students on a Mission

Students on a Mission

A class trip to Southeast Asia gives a diverse group of FNP students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of global health care challenges while helping the underserved.

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

For a dedicated group of parish nurses in Mississippi, educating communities of color about health promotion and disease prevention isn’t a job—it’s a spiritual calling

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities

How nurses can address the growing crisis of high preterm birth rates in minority women and help give infants of all colors an equal chance for a healthy start in life

The Effects of Mentoring on Minority Nurse Recruitment

The Effects of Mentoring on Minority Nurse Recruitment

Increasing the ethnic minorities within the nursing and health care professions will increase access to care, allowing providers to communicate more effectively, incorporate cultural differences, and provide higher quality care to these populations

Majoring in Minority Health

Not so long ago, topics like minority health disparities and serving the needs of diverse patient populations were rarely taught in nursing classrooms. Today, a growing number of nursing schools are not only incorporating minority health into their curricula, they’re building whole degree programs around it.

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