Emory in MOTION is a collaboration that aims to expand mobile health care services to nine Georgia counties with medically underserved populations. Each mobile health unit will be equipped to provide nurse-led, quality health care. The four-year project expands on the school's long-standing partnerships with community-based and public health organizations in both the metro Atlanta area and Moultrie, Ga.
The program is an immersive clinical experiential platform for 28 pre-licensure and 12 advanced practice nursing students. With this program, nursing students across the BSN, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Family Nurse Practitioner programs will work to increase the number of patients served in these communities by 20 percent using culturally-appropriate linguistic and health literacy approaches and innovative technology solutions. Emory in MOTION will recruit and develop a diverse nursing workforce from underrepresented backgrounds that will address the needs of vulnerable populations in underserved communities reached through the Farmworker Mobile Health Training Team and the Metro Communities Mobile Health Training Team.
Emory in MOTION will include Implementation of five web-based professional development modules related to social determinants developed by diverse nursing faculty and shared with faculty, preceptors, and GA RNs through Emory Nursing’s continuing education platform.
The Emory in MOTION program will address:
- Fragmented healthcare
- Too much emphasis/resources devoted on acute care
- Income defines/determines health care received
- Need to have community-based primary healthcare to meet needs for:
- Behavioral health integrated with medical care
- Health promotion/wellness emphasis
- Care coordination for patients with multiple problems/co-morbidities
- Coaching for self-management
- Attention to social determinants of health
- Increase access to care