A community-based free nursing clinic's approach to management of health problems for the uninsured: The hepatitis C example

Shirley E. Van Zandt, Marion I. D'Lugoff, Lisa Kelley

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Poverty, as an outgrowth of lack of opportunity in employment, basic education, affordable housing, and racism, directly affects disparities in health status. Health care providers are challenged to identify and overcome systemic barriers to health services for the poorest patients. This article describes the population of patients and the model of care offered by the Wald Community Nursing Center, a free nurse-managed clinic in Baltimore, Maryland. Hepatitis C infection is used to illustrate the confounding factors of a costly, chronic health problem and the interventions that have been instituted to overcome them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 2002



  • Community health nursing
  • Community partnerships
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nursing center
  • Underserued
  • Uninsured

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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