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At the Core of Care shares the incredible stories of nurses in Pennsylvania and the people that they help. Learn about innovative ways that nurses are making a difference in so many lives every day. This podcast was created by the Pennsylvania Action Coalition.

At the Core of Care Pennsylvania Action Coalition

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

At the Core of Care shares the incredible stories of nurses in Pennsylvania and the people that they help. Learn about innovative ways that nurses are making a difference in so many lives every day. This podcast was created by the Pennsylvania Action Coalition.

    Sharing Your Vaccination Experience

    Sharing Your Vaccination Experience

    Sharing Your Vaccination Experience is the fifth episode in a six-part COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence series hosted by At the Core of Care.
    In this episode, we hear from nurses across the country about their own vaccination experience and how they’re supporting vaccination efforts in their communities.

    We talk to registered nurse Melody Butler from Long Island and two nurse practitioners Deepika Goyal and Melina Moran from the West Coast.

    Melody Butler is an infection preventionist at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and runs Nurses Who Vaccinate, a nurse-driven organization she founded ten years ago.

    We also speak to nurse practitioners Melina Moran and Deepika Goyal. Melina Moran is a family nurse practitioner at a clinic in Redmond, a rural community in Central Oregon. She walks us through the conversations she’s been having with patients who are unsure about getting vaccinated. Dr. Deepika Goyal is a professor at San Jose State University in San Jose, California, and a family nurse practitioner specializing in OB-GYN care at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She shares vaccination concerns specific to reproductive health and her research on the impact of the pandemic on maternal mental health.

    This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

    • 41 min
    Vaccine Confidence Community Partnerships Accessibility

    Vaccine Confidence Community Partnerships Accessibility

    Vaccine Confidence: Community Partnerships & Accessibility is the fourth episode in a six-part series of the At the Core of Care podcast about COVID-19 vaccine confidence efforts.

    In this episode, we talk to three nurse practitioners based in Topeka, Kansas, and Milford, Massachusetts, about the role of community partnerships and vaccine distribution.

    Patrick Muchina is the family nurse practitioner manager at Pine Ridge Family Health Center in Topeka. Nurse practitioner Amanda Hartman was part of the team that started Pine Ridge, where she currently works part-time caring for patients, and teaches at Washburn University School of Nursing. Pine Ridge serves as a clinic for Topeka Housing Authority residents and as a training site for student nurses.

    We also speak to nurse practitioner Sydney Engel from Milford, Massachusetts, about how she and her colleagues are addressing vaccine accessibility issues facing their patients, many of whom are new immigrants.

    This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

    • 31 min
    Vaccine Confidence: Building Trust

    Vaccine Confidence: Building Trust

    Vaccine Confidence: Building Trust is the third episode in a six-part series featuring conversations about vaccine confidence and public health on the At the Core of Care podcast. The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium is producing this special series as part of its efforts to support nurses and our communities.

    In this episode, we discuss behavioral techniques nurses are adopting at this time to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and how trust and empathy are crucial to the process. Our conversation begins with nurses Dr. Stephen Perez and Jasmine Nakayama from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and concludes with Dr. Gloria Jones, a family nurse practitioner in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Dr. Stephen Perez is a lieutenant in the US Public Health Service and nurse epidemiologist with the Transmission and Molecular Epidemiology Team in the Division of HIV Prevention at the CDC. Recently he served as the clinical lead for the CDC Vaccine Confidence Team. He is succeeded by Jasmine Nakayama, Epidemic Intelligence Officer at the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.

    We also speak to Dr. Gloria Jones, a Maryland-based family nurse practitioner, about her strategies for bolstering vaccine confidence in the community where she provides care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

    • 36 min
    Vaccine Hesitancy: Is Healthcare Listening?

    Vaccine Hesitancy: Is Healthcare Listening?

    Vaccine Hesitancy: Is Healthcare Listening? is the second episode in a six-part At the Core of Care podcast series about building confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. During this series, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium hopes to support nurses and our communities participate in conversations to promote vaccine confidence and support public health.

    We’ll hear from nurses across the country sharing their experiences with vaccine rollout and vaccine hesitancy in the communities they serve. In this episode, we start in Boston, Massachusetts, and move to east-central Kansas, and talk with nurses, Dr. Deborah Washington and Ashley Beying.

    Dr. Washington is the Director of Diversity for Nursing & Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital since 1995. She also serves on diversity advisory committees for multiple nursing schools and led diversity committees for the National Black Nurses Association and the Future of Nursing: Campaign For Action.
    Ashley Beying is a nurse practitioner primarily caring for patients across the lifespan at the Waverly Medical Clinic, associated with the Coffey Health System in east-central Kansas. She also works at the Coffey County Health Department and provides well-woman care in that setting.

    • 32 min
    Vaccine Confidence: Nurses Turn Skepticism Into Action

    Vaccine Confidence: Nurses Turn Skepticism Into Action

    Vaccine Confidence: Nurses Turn Skepticism Into Action is the first episode in a six-part At the Core of Care podcast series about building confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. During this series, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium hopes to support nurses and our communities participate in conversations to promote vaccine confidence and support public health.
     
    During this series, we’ll hear from nurses across the country about their experiences with vaccines and vaccine deployment. In this episode, we start in our hometown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and talk with local nurses Monica Harmon and Maria Mazzocchi.
     
    Monica brings her expertise as a public health nurse to many arenas, which include including a school nurse, adjunct faculty at Thomas Jefferson University and Lincoln University, and co-chair of the Nurse Diversity Council at the Pennsylvania Action Coalition. Maria is a public health nurse supervisor for the Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership at the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, where she supports their public health nurse home visiting programs for families with children under the age of five. 
     
    Monica and Maria walk us through their decision-making process about why they decided to get vaccinated, including their initial hesitation. They also outline the steps nurses can take to become a vaccine ambassador.

    • 35 min
    Nurses Cultivating Patient-Centered Care

    Nurses Cultivating Patient-Centered Care

    The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) is leading a two-year patient-centered initiative to cultivate a community of nursing stakeholders around substance use disorder care. The goal is to better understand optimal care delivery for individuals experiencing challenges related to substance use and persistent pain who have a heightened risk for infectious disease. In this episode, we speak with two patient advocates, Ivy Clark and Shelley Bastos, who share their perspectives on the role of nurses to address substance use disorder. We also hear from Kristine Gonnella, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at NNCC about the goals behind this project.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Phillyguy2rd ,

Compelling

Very meticulously researched and reported podcasts - fascinating conversations with nurses in many different fields. Gets into the nitty gritty of the real issues facing nurses and the health care system more broadly.

AussieMidwife ,

Thorough. Compelling. Detailed.

Great content revealing the realities, texture, color, range, and value of nursing’s contribution to our healthcare systems. The honesty in these stories and information make clear the complexities of caring for people and families who have an unimaginably wide range of conditions to treat and manage. It is overwhelming and impressive all the ways nursing can improve our overall health and just crazy this huge collection of talent isn’t influencing policy and practice. More nurses in system leadership roles and working at the top of their license makes wildly good sense!

theodeomutts ,

So interesting! Subjects worth learning about!

The topics covered in the first few episodes (sexual assault nurse examiners, support for breastfeeding mothers, the fight for full-practice authority for NPs, and pediatric home care for medically-complex children) are important windows into parts of our healthcare system that are not often discussed. They also happen to be realms in which the (often laborious) work of nurses is absolutely key. Props to this series for informing listeners about these important issues and for pronouncing “Ephrata” correctly! 😜

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