Access to Care was convened by the Indiana Center for Nursing in 2013. The facilitated discussion, which involved nearly 30 Indiana healthcare organizations, was the first step in generating ideas to determine how state resources can best be leveraged to improve healthcare access for all Hoosiers. Interprofessional teams consisting of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, lobbyists and healthcare profession faculty have collaborated on projects with state officials to create innovative strategies to improve access to care.

Projects and Initiatives:

  • Provided letters from healthcare organizations to Governor Pence supporting the creation of an Indiana program for the uninsured
  • Worked with state leaders to develop a clear definition of “provider” within Indiana Medicaid
  • Collaborated with the Indiana Department of Education to create Delegation Guidelines for Indiana School Nurses
  • Sponsored annual state-wide Interprofessional Education and Practice Conference
  • Developing a state-wide collaborative approach to online simulation using avatars with multidisciplinary student participation

2017 Meetings

All meetings are 2:00-4:00 pm EST/EDT, location TBD
March 1
June 14
September 6
November 8


2017

September 6
Agenda
AARP Presentation 
Culture of Health Presentation

June 14
Agenda
Introduction to the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, P. Griffin

March 1
Agenda


2016

November 2
Agenda
Interprofessional Practice and Education for the Long-term
ISNA Update


September 7
Agenda
Participants
Area Health Education Center: An Indiana Workforce Pipeline, J. Ballard
ISNA Update


June 1
Agenda
Participants

Legislative Update, B. Miley
FSSA Update, T. Miller
Covering Kids & Families of IN Update, S. Thomas


March 2
Agenda
Participants
Legislative Update, B. Miley


2015 

November 18
Agenda
Interim Study Committee Update, B. Miley


August 5
Agenda
FSSA HIP 2.0 Update, S. Gartenman
IUSON Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model, J. Embree and B. Lee
Guidelines to Delegation for Indiana School Nurses–Presentation, B. Miley and C. Snyder
Guidelines to Delegation for Indiana School Nurses–Complete Summary
Participants


June 3
Agenda
Update on the Legislative Council Interim Study Committee Topics, B. Miley
Participants


April 8
Agenda
Participants
Scope of Practice Workgroup Report
2015 Legislative Update, B. Miley


January 14
Agenda
Participants
2015 Indiana General Assembly: Budget and Bills, Blayne Miley, ISNA Director of Policy & Advocacy