Development of a Free Health Care Clinic in western North Carolina
The purpose of this DNP project is to describe the development of a free health clinic in the western North Carolina community. The process will include the use of a community needs assessment to influence the formation of an inter-professional leadership team for the purposes of providing chronic and primary care to the underserved and uninsured of the community. This will include a clinic start-up checklist, budget overview, a cost analysis, and organizational strategies for this program for persons interested in developing a free health clinic. This paper will describe process for clinic startup, resource referrals, community partnerships, clinic relationship with a local academic medical center, and lessons learned during the process of development. Outcomes for this project will include demographics and number of patients seen, volunteer recruitment and retention, and a cost analysis after the first six months of operation.
Zimmer, Rachel. (July 2016). Development of a Free Health Care Clinic in western North Carolina (DNP Scholarly Project, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/5822.)
Zimmer, Rachel. Development of a Free Health Care Clinic in western North Carolina. DNP Scholarly Project. East Carolina University, July 2016. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/5822. April 21, 2021.
Zimmer, Rachel, “Development of a Free Health Care Clinic in western North Carolina” (DNP Scholarly Project., East Carolina University, July 2016).
Zimmer, Rachel. Development of a Free Health Care Clinic in western North Carolina [DNP Scholarly Project]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; July 2016.