The Utah Action Coalition for Health brings together many of the state’s strongest leaders in improving health care quality, access and affordability. The Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders (UONL) and HealthInsight formed a new partnership to lead the coalition. The group’s leadership circle brings together a diverse group of state health care leaders, including Intermountain HealthCare, Department of Professional Licensing of the State Board of Nursing, Utah Department of Health, University of Utah Health Sciences, Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association, Utah Association for Community Health and AARP Utah.
The Action Coalition for Health has begun work on a variety of initiatives including successfully encouraging the director of the Utah Medicaid Office to expand reimbursement for all advanced practice registered nurses. The coalition also plans to create more seamless educational pathways from entry level to doctoral education and increase the percentages of both baccalaureate and doctorally prepared nurses.
To facilitate its work, the coalition has established two work groups: Education and Practice and Leadership and Collaboration.
Utah's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce, 2013 is now available online. It can be accessed here: http://www.utahmec.org/uploads/files/112/2013APRNReport.pdf