In accord with the mission of San Francisco State University, the School of Nursing is dedicated to the practice of social justice. As such, we have an unwavering commitment to reducing health disparities in our local communities. We sincerely hope that by offering selected clinical preventive services, we contribute to individual residents’ health and the health of the community. Additionally, we are committed to provide our future nurses with an educational and experiential foundation in clinical prevention and population health.
The SF State School of Nursing is in agreement with the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) that “The U.S. healthcare system is changing, stimulated by dissatisfaction with poor outcomes and high costs. The Triple Aim goals—improving the patient experience of care, reducing the per capita cost of care, and improving the health of the population—define the direction of change. Achieving these goals will require significant change in health professions education. There is agreement that future healthcare providers will need excellent clinical knowledge, solid grounding in health promotion and disease prevention, the ability to use evidence-based guidelines, and the competencies required for practice in interprofessional teams. A curriculum is required that enables health professionals to use the knowledge and skills of public health to think in terms of populations while using clinical skills, emphasize prevention while treating acute and chronic conditions, and understand the implications of health policy while dealing with its impact on current and future patients.” Paterson et al / Am J Prev Med 2015;49(2):294–296
We are asking you to support us in achieving those aims. We believe that we must do more than provide an excellent didactic curriculum; we must also assure robust experiential learning opportunities, in our local communities. Your generous donation, at any level, will go directly to the cost of medical supplies and equipment, and be used in community settings for the above described health promotion activities.