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IMI Celebrates Nurses and Midwives Working with Medicaid Population


May 6, 2020



IMI Celebrates Nurses and Midwives Working with Medicaid Population

Washington, DC – On May 6th, the start of National Nurses Week, the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), a non-profit, nonpartisan research and policy organization, released a compendium featuring profiles on nurses who work directly with the Medicaid population. The compendium, in celebration of the World Health Organization’s International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, focuses on the unique contributions of nurses working at Medicaid health plans including AmeriHealth Caritas DC, Horizon NJ Health, L.A. Care Health Plan, Upper Peninsula Health Plan, and UnitedHealthcare Community & State.

The compendium release comes at a critical time, as the day-to-day interactions nurses have with the Medicaid population have shifted drastically in the face of COVID-19. “The impact of nurses and midwives in the United States is immeasurable and nothing could emphasize their critical role more than right now,” writes founding executive director of IMI, Dr. Jennifer Moore, in the compendium’s introduction. “It only seems fitting that 2020 would truly be the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife.’”

The nurses featured in this compendium have dedicated their career to caring for the nation’s most vulnerable population, a population at the greatest risk of being impacted socially, physically, and mentally by the pandemic. Nurses and midwives who serve the Medicaid population work to overcome unsurmountable challenges to ensure the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. We thank them for their service and honor them by highlighting their stories.

Access and download the compendium here.

 

About the Institute for Medicaid Innovation

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization that provides independent, nonpartisan information and analysis to inform Medicaid policy and improve the health of the nation.

 

Media Contact

Lydia Tonkonow

ltonkonow@medicaidinnovation.org