Nursing Alliance for Quality Care

    • March 30, 2011

At a time when there is a shortage of primary care providers, a nurse-led model of primary care offers consumers with limited access to primary care new opportunities to receive high-quality health care.

To bring attention to the role of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in solving the primary care crisis, the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care, in partnership with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is hosting “Nurse-Led Medical Homes: Increasing Access to Quality Care,” an April 5, 2011 symposium at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The symposium offers opportunities to understand the provisions for nurse-led primary care homes under the Affordable Care Act, to learn about accreditation requirements, and to hear from advanced practice nurses who are leaders in this innovative model of care.

Speakers will include:

  • Greg Pawlson, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • Pauline Lapin, M.H.S., senior adviser, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovations
  • Christine Leyden, M.S.N., R.N., senior vice president of Client Services and Chief Accreditation Officer, URAC
  • Lon Berkeley, M.S., B.A., project director, Community Health Center Accreditation, The Joint Commission
  • Joanne Pohl, Ph.D., ANP-BC, F.A.A.N., F.A.A.N.P., professor, Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, University of Michigan, NAQC Board Member
  • Nancy Rothman, M.S.N., Ed.D., R.N., Independence Foundation Professor of Urban Community Nursing, Director of Community-based Practices, Temple University
  • Jan Towers, Ph.D., NP-C, C.R.N.P., F.A.A.N.P., American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sean Lyon, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., C.S., F.N.P., Life Long Care, Inc.
  • Donna Torrisi, F.N.P., Falls Family Counseling Network
  • Elaine Fox, Public Health Management Corporation
  • Tina Johnson, C.N.M., M.S., Director, Professional Practice and Health Policy, Association of Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Joyce Dubow, Senior Director, Health Care Reform, AARP

Register here.

If you have questions, please contact Jan Bull ( or 202.994.5083) or Mary Jean Schumann ( or 202.994.3484).