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Yvette Mendez
Yvette Mendez
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Ensuring a healthly supply of nurses
By Yvette Mendez / September 14, 2015
Nurses will play a key role in the transformation of Rhode Island’s health care system. Investing in the education of nursing leaders ensures there will be a steady supply of home-grown professionals to serve the next generation of Rhode Islanders.

Supporting Recovery leads to healthy lives
By Yvette Mendez / August 21, 2015
Reducing the stigma associated with substance-use disorders will improve access to supports for those in recovery, and that benefits everyone.

Tapping nursing’s potential to meet growing demand for primary care costs
By Yvette Mendez / April 28, 2015
Can nurse practitioners be the key to reducing and/or controlling healthcare costs, while improving access to primary care?

Reducing health care disparities in Rhode Island
By Yvette Mendez / April 8, 2015
We were pleased to host Dr. Chin, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and a general internist with experience improving care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease, as part of our Civic Leadership Fund Community Conversations series.

Addressing the future nursing shortage now
By Yvette Mendez / October 28, 2014
Increasing the number of primary care professionals practicing in Rhode Island is one of our key strategies, but the state will need a projected 4,000 new nurses by the end of this decade.

Creating a healthy supply of nurses
By Yvette Mendez / August 29, 2014
Nurses play a key role in the transformation of the healthcare system, but we are facing a looming shortage.

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