Community Health Tag

There’s no place like home, especially when you’re sick or recovering from surgery. Who doesn’t prefer to rest in the comfort of home, in familiar surroundings with family, friends and beloved pets? While hospitals are an important community resource for emergency and critical care, home is often where the journey leads us.

When you earn too much to receive Medicaid but too little to afford private health insurance, you're caught between a rock and the emergency room.It's a dilemma detailed in journalist Mike King's book A Spirit of Charity about the fractured funding of America's public hospitals and clinics, a problem that also results in a lack of home health services for people without insurance.

Last year, Visiting Nurse Health System provided $3.4 million in uncompensated care for uninsured patients and families with special needs. But the needs are great and there's more to be done.Here's how Visiting Nurse, which delivers care to more than 6,000 patients each day across...

In 1893, 123 years ago, the Visiting Nurse movement began in New York City. It was then that Lillian Wald, the first public health nurse in the United States, began seeing vulnerable people on the lower east side of Manhattan. Back then the Lower East Side...