Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn B'32 Academic Nursing Center
The Harriet Rothkopf Heibrunn B’32 Academic Nursing Center was established in 2006, with a generous gift made by its namesake. The mission of the Center, in keeping with the standards of the profession and with Long Island University’s mission of Access and Excellence, is to reduce health disparities among high-risk populations by providing accessible and affordable, primary, secondary and tertiary prevention services that focus on risk assessment, education, counseling and referral for vulnerable, underserved populations in the downtown Brooklyn area. Educational and referral programs for health and wellness promotion and for management of chronic diseases also are emphasized.
In addition, the Harriet Rothkopf Heibrunn B’32 Academic Nursing Center seeks to integrate student clinical experience and faculty practice in the effective provision of education, health care and research, which is determined by the needs of the community.
What is an Academic Nursing Center
An academic nursing center is a community-based health center that is operated and staffed by registered professional nurses and by nurse practitioners under the sponsorship of a university. It provides the community with ready access to education, to counseling for health promotion, health maintenance and prevention of illness, and to treatment of health problems using a multidisciplinary approach. Working within a nursing framework, these types of centers acknowledge that people with health care needs as well as their family members and significant others are all partners in managing a patient’s health and well-being.
All Nursing Center services and patient information are confidential and are covered by the HIPPA Privacy Rule. All participants are asked to sign a consent form in order for services to be provided.