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Success Stories-2008

Former NHSC Scholar Wins Prestigious Award

District of Columbia

Great things are happening with a former National Health Service Corps Scholar: Diana R. Caplan Jolles, CNM, MS, a certified nurse-midwife who served as one of our National Health Service Corps scholars received the 2008 Kitty Ernst Award. This award is one of the most prestigious honors awarded by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM); Ms. Jolles received this Award at the ACNM 53rd Annual Meeting & Exhibit, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 24, 2008.

After graduating from the University of Colorado Nurse-Midwifery Program, Ms. Jolles served as a National Health Service Corps scholar from 2000-2005. She developed strategic outreach initiatives and promoted service excellence documenting the work of Holy Family Services in Weslaco, TX. She went on to lead a team to establish an integrated midwifery service specializing in the specific needs of marginalized women in Denver. She has continued her path of caring for underserved women and is currently the General Director of the Developing Families Center in Washington, D.C., where she is working to address disparate outcomes in infant and maternal health in our nation's capitol.

Great things are happening with the National Health Service Corps!

Congratulations and great work Diana Jolles!

The 2005 National Health Service Corps Awards of Excellence Announced

The entries came in from across the country and we have our winners. Congratulations to:

Family Doctor Takes Action through HIV Education among Youth in Louisiana

Overcoming Generations of Unhealthy Lifestyles in Alabama


NHSC People and Places

NHSC Alum Becomes the New Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the United State Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps
CAPT David Rutstein was selected as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer effective 1 June 2005. In this capacity he serves as the principal advisor to the United States Surgeon General and provides leadership to all medical officers in the Department.

Although he is serving as one of the Department’s chief administrative leaders, he has not forgotten his NHSC clinical roots. As a family practice physician, with the mission of the NHSC in his heart, he continues to make a difference in the lives of the underserved by treating patients at the East of the River Community Health Center in Washington, D.C.

CAPT Rutstein attended both Morehouse College School of Medicine and then Brown University Medical School where he received his medical degree in 1983. After an initial year of internal medicine at Salem Hospital in Salem, MA, he completed three more years of residency training in family medicine at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA.

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Two Nursing Professionals Selected As Robert Wood Johnson Fellows
Margaret Flinter and Donna Torrisi have a lot more in common than their shared occupations and their commitment to the underserved. Both are among the 20 professionals nationwide who were selected as Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows. Both are crusaders for making quality health care universally accessible in America. And both call themselves members, in their own right, of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). The prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program is a three-year advanced leadership initiative for nurses in senior executive roles that aspire to lead and shape the future of the U.S. health care system.

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Resource Corner

Cultural Competence Resources Available
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) increases the capacity of health care and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. To do so, NCCC offers technical assistance that includes on-site training, presentations and exhibits, telephone consultations, and cultural competence self-assessments. The NCCC collaborates with the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to increase access to primary health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations, and to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.

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