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Then everyone at the meeting got a special assignment to a special focus group. And the famous pediatric cardiologist with the bright idea was assigned to the same focus group as the cranky nurse.
…blah blah…if the school nurses had the money…blah blah…reports The cranky nurse didnt like focus groups with all talk and no action and said so as she introduced herself to the group.
My name is Valerie Minor and I am from Alderson-Broaddus College, Department of Nursing and also Field Faculty for the WV Rural Health Education Partnerships…
In 1991, Governor Gaston Caperton called a special session of the Legislature Passed the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) Act Main purpose: Increase retention of state trained health professionals In 1991 WV received a W. K. Kellogg grant Main purpose: Provide rural community-based academic training sites for health professionals In 1995 Kellogg and RHI are joined and form the West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnerships.
The land of dead-end reports The famous pediatric cardiologist agreed. He decided to introduce himself to the cranky nurse.
W.Neal, MD So over lunch at the meeting, the famous pediatric cardiologist talked to the cranky nurse. He told her about his bright idea and about 2 dyn-o-mite resources...
The Bright Idea Prevention! Identify kids at risk for cardiovascular disease. Go to the schools and offer free screenings. –Blood pressure –Finger-stick for cholesterol (evolved to FLP) –BMI –Eventually neck check for acanthoisis nigricans Get those at risk into appropriate treatment. Reverse Universal Screening
West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnerships An infrastructure found only in West Virginia! And you will do community service projects…