Allen College Receives Grant to Support Clinic

March 8, 2009
The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa has awarded Allen College a grant of $6,500 to support the College’s health assessment clinic located at the Salvation Army in Waterloo. The Allen Community Engagement-Salvation Army Partnership (ACESAP) Clinic opened on October 1, 2008, and is a collaborative project between Allen College and The Salvation Army. The ACE-SAP Clinic is the only free health assessment clinic in Black Hawk County that focuses on preventive care for low-income residents. The clinic, which was initiated by faculty member Ruselle Debonis, MA, MSN, FNP-C, CRRN-A, ACLS, is open two days each week and is staffed by the College’s nurse practitioner (NP) faculty and registered nurses (RNs) who are studying in Allen College’s graduate nursing program to become nurse practitioners. Residents of all ages can schedule an appointment for a one-hour health assessment. These extended appointments enable RNs to elicit a medical history, perform thorough physical assessments, and provide health education to patients. For adults, assessments also include a fasting lipid and glucose test, with results available the same day. Assessed patients may be referred for further treatment to area professionals and clinics.
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