Community & Other Practice Initiatives


The U-M School of Nursing’s practice initiatives are one way the school acts on its commitment to service and provides healthcare for the community on a local to global scale. Staffed and in some cases entirely managed by nursing faculty, these facilities provide high quality direct patient care, addressing a spectrum of healthcare needs as well as population specific concerns.

Centro de Salud Guamani and Affiliated Local Health Centers

Centro de Salud Guamani is located at the southern end of metropolitan Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, in South America. It provides primary care, obstetric, and emergency services, as well as public health services for a population of more than 85,000 people. Undergraduate students have participated in community health and clinical activities as part of their community health nursing or global health coursework. They have assisted with in-services for patients, clinical staff, and community outreach workers.

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CB Dunbar Hospital in Gbanga, Liberia

Open since 2011, the CB Dunbar Hospital, provides clinical experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in Gbanga, Liberia (Bong County).  With 55 beds, CB Dunbar aims to become the hospital to which all obstetric and neonatal emergencies in the county are referred. It has specific support from Doctors of the World, both in terms of logistics and human resources.  In 2011, 1,022 babies were born at CB Dunbar Hospital and 93,758 outpatient visits were conducted.

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Community Health And Social Services (CHASS)

The Community Health And Social Services (CHASS) Center is a community-based, non-profit organization formed to develop, promote, and provide comprehensive, accessible, and affordable quality primary healthcare and support services to all residents of the community, with emphasis on the underserved Latino and African American populations in southwest Detroit. The University of Michigan School of Nursing Nurse Managed Center at CHASS is a unique and innovative partnership between an urban Federally Qualified Health Center with a proud history for more than forty years and the University of Michigan School of Nursing Nurse Managed Center that has also had a proud heritage for nearly twenty years. Highlights of its dual mission include: providing comprehensive primary healthcare services to the community; maintaining effective community involvement and outreach; collaborating with community agencies to provide supportive social services; cooperating with other healthcare providers to ensure continuity of care; and participating in research to increase understanding of the health needs of the community, particularly the Latino community. See their website for more information.

Livingston Pediatrics

Livingston Pediatrics has been providing care to infants, children, and adolescents in Brighton, Michigan and the surrounding area for over twenty-five years. The facility provides well child examinations and acute illness care to children. Having a longstanding relationship with the U-M School of Nursing, Livingston Pediatrics is a center where Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner students have their clinical rotations and where a faculty member practices.

Faculty Practitioners

Phebe Hospital & Bong County Health Team, Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia, West Africa

Located in north central Liberia, Bong County has a population of 328,919 making it the third largest county in Liberia. This county experienced some of the heaviest fighting and destruction during the most recent civil war. There are numerous rural clinics within Bong and two major referral hospitals, including Phebe Hospital, which is capable of providing emergency obstetric and newborn care services (in 2011, there were more than 1,000 deliveries recorded at Phebe). Both undergraduate and graduate nursing students have completed clinical rotations on inpatient units and in outpatient settings at Phebe Hospital.

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Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) School Based Centers

RAHS School Based Centers’ mission and vision is to provide high quality physical, emotional, and preventive healthcare services to Washtenaw County’s most vulnerable youth in an easily accessible, supportive, and caring environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations. RAHS nurse managed clinics provide care to middle and high school aged adolescents in six Washtenaw County schools: Ann Arbor Technological High School and Scarlett Middle School in Ann Arbor, as well as Ypsilanti Middle School, Ypsilanti High School, Willow Run Middle/High School,  and Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti. The staff at each center varies but generally includes Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Social Workers, Nutritionists, and Community Outreach Workers. See their website for more information.

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School of Nursing Community Outreach Clinic - Ozone House

The U-M School of Nursing collaborates with regional organizations to bring healthcare services to diverse populations. Ozone House is a specialty clinic which provides residential and program services for homeless and runaway youth. See their website for more information.

Faculty Practitioners


Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC) at the Delonis Health Clinic

The SAWC Health Clinic provides primary care, acute care, and chronic medical care to a variety of vulnerable populations, including underinsured and homeless patients. One unique feature of the Nurse Practitioner faculty’s practice is their holistic approach in which health promotion, risk reduction, and psychological assessment/treatment are routinely incorporated into overall healthcare practices. This holistic approach is extremely accommodating for the vulnerable populations served by this clinic. See their website for more information.

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Taylor Teen Health Center

The Taylor Teen Health Center is a School-linked Health Center that provides high quality primary healthcare to youth 10-22 years of age and a practice where no one is denied care due to an inability to pay. Family planning services are provided for those 14 years of age and older. In addition to basic healthcare services, an on-site Social Worker offers adolescent and family counseling and the Center's health education staff provides in-school wellness programs. The Taylor Teen Health Center also serves as a clinical site for U-M School of Nursing Nurse Practitioner students. See their website for more information.


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Towsley Village Memory Care Center

Towsley Village is a 100-bed memory care center designed to look and feel like home.  It consists of four distinct neighborhoods, each with its own team of healthcare professionals who provide exceptional care and treat each resident like family.  The assisted living facility also provides primary care, palliative care, hospice, and gero-psychiatry services.  See their website for more information.

Faculty Practitioners

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Congenital Heart Center

The University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center is an integrated medical, surgical, nursing, and administrative program within the University of Michigan Health System specializing in the care of patients with congenital heart disease. Located in C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Center offers state of the art diagnostic and treatment facilities. As an international referral center for children with complex congenital heart problems, approximately 850 heart operations and 600 heart catheterizations are performed here each year. See their website for more information.

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University of Michigan Depression Center

The U-M Depression Center is the nation’s first comprehensive center devoted to the prevention, detection, and treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and related illnesses. The Center’s multidisciplinary team of clinicians, researchers, and educators work to advance patient care, research, education, and public policy related to depression. See their website for more information.

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University of Michigan Emergency Observation Unit

The Adult Medical Observation Unit is an 18-bed unit specializing in the care of short stay medical and procedural patients, most of whom come from the Emergency Department. Care is provided for a range of medical patients that require brief, but intensive monitoring and is individualized to each patient and/or family in order to address and meet their unique needs. See their website for more information.

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University of Michigan Health System (UMHS)

As one of the nation’s leading health systems, UMHS is a huge network of healthcare facilities and includes clinics, hospitals, and health centers throughout southeastern Michigan. School of Nursing faculty practice in a number of different departments within UMHS. See their website for more information.

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University of Michigan Turner Geriatric Clinic

The Turner Geriatric Clinic is an outpatient program of the UMHS Geriatrics Center that provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of older adults. The Program provides quality patient care, health and wellness promotion activities, learning programs, and community resource information. All of the Clinic's staff have special training and an interest in working with older adults. In addition to primary care, the Clinic's other specialties include palliative care, neurology, and gero-psychiatry. See their website for more information.

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Women First Health Services

Women First Health Services is a full scope Obstetric/Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) practice staffed by two nurse midwives and an Ob/Gyn physician. The practice focuses solely on women and their health needs in a warm, caring environment and strives to make each visit a positive experience, taking the time necessary with each patient. Through a partnership with the U-M School of Nursing, undergraduate and graduate nursing students are an active part of the care provided at Women First Health Services. See their website for more information.