Chicago nurses take health care to the streets

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

Nurse Rosanna Jackson hits the streets at night to give pregnancy tests, STD tests, needle exchanges and counseling to the homeless, sex workers and drug users in Chicago. She and other nurses were inspired by the street-nurse program in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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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