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WSU receives federal grants to grow nursing workforce
July 5, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

WSU-Nursing-Pathways-students-80RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing received three federal grants totaling $1.1 million to reduce health disparities in Washington, increase access to qualified healthcare providers in rural and underserved areas and expand nurse educator preparation.

June 19-30: Native American students at health sciences camp
June 15, 2016

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Twenty students from Northwest tribal groups will learn about Washington State University health sciences programs and get tips on planning for and applying to college at a June 19-30 summer camp at WSU Spokane.

Advisor helps nurse practitioner serve small community
April 11, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Laura-Raykowski-webMONTESANO, Wash. – One day Laura Raykowski, a nurse practitioner and owner of Hometown Family Health, walked out of an exam room to see her office manager talking to an indigent patient about billing.

WSU partners in community health, development initiative
November 13, 2014

G-2-L-logoSEATTLE – Washington State University has joined a Seattle-area nonprofit partnership to improve health care and economic development in diverse, low-income communities. It is anticipated that successful programs of Global to Local (G2L) in south King County might be replicated in eastern Washington.

March 18-20: Health reform in rural communities
February 19, 2014


SPOKANE, Wash. – The Northwest’s largest gathering on rural health will take place in two conferences March 18-20, drawing health professionals from Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

Region’s largest conferences on rural health care
February 16, 2010

SPOKANE – Two of the region’s largest gatherings of rural health care professionals will take place March 23 – 25 in Spokane, where participants will discuss how to weather economic challenges.


“There is a threatening storm gathering over rural health care, the advance winds of which we can already feel,” said John Hanson, 2010 conference chair and rural health specialist with the Washington State Department of Health. “We hope rural health providers, administrators and commissioners will join us as forward-thinking people from our region and the nation converge to find the best ways to make it through the storm.”


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