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Primary care NPs

Leaders in population health

Swartwout, Kathryn D. PhD, APN, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000471365.94863.4d

Abstract: A 2012 Institute of Medicine report calls primary and public healthcare workers to action, tasking them with working together to improve population health outcomes. A Practical Playbook released in 2014 enables this public health/primary care integration. Primary care NPs are in an excellent position to lead the charge and make this integration happen.

Kathryn D. Swartwout is an assistant professor and FNP program director at Rush University, Chicago, Ill., and an FNP at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Ill.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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