NHSC Scholar Wins Prestigious Award
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
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.
things are happening with the National Health Service
and great work Diana Jolles!
2005 National Health Service Corps Awards of Excellence
entries came in from across the country and we have
our winners. Congratulations to:
Doctor Takes Action through HIV Education among Youth
Generations of Unhealthy Lifestyles in Alabama
NHSC People and Places
Alum Becomes the New Deputy Chief Medical Officer for
the United State Public Health Service, Commissioned
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.
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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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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