Investing in Primary Care: Advancing Nursing Education Workforce

Primary health care faces significant workforce challenges, particularly in care for vulnerable populations and in underserved areas. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program worked to increase the supply of primary care providers by developing innovative pathways to support registered nurses in becoming primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) with a participant commitment to serve a postgraduate period working in primary care in underserved areas. The ANEW program also used data from the NH Comprehensive Health Information System (NHCHIS), NH’s all-payer claims database, to examine primary care provision in the state and identify primary care provider types and settings.

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