Chicago NPs, nurses take health care to the streets

10/21/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Nurse practitioner Barbara Sexton hits the streets at night to give blood tests, hepatitis immunizations, flu shots and condoms to the homeless, sex workers and drug users in Chicago. She and other nurses were inspired by Vancouver's street nurse program and work through public health and advocacy programs to bring basic health care to people who don't generally receive services.

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