The Good Health Program is a comprehensive health promotion and risk reduction program serving approximately 4,200 workers employed by the city. The main objectives of the program are to meet goals for improving employee health,reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and controlling health care costs. “The Good Health Program staff strives to promote a culture of wellness within the City’s workforce through annual health screens, health awareness efforts,innovative intervention programs, and ongoing program evaluation efforts”said UAB School of Nursing Associate Professor Erica Pryor, PhD, RN, principal investigator of the Good Health Program.
The program has been ranked #2 or #3 for the last 4 years in the Birmingham Business Journal ratings for Healthiest Employers. It also received the Wellness Councils of America’s (WELCOA) Gold Award demonstrating that the UAB School of Nursing’s program for the city conforms to rigorous, nationally recognized standards for wellness program quality and effectiveness. By its support for the program, the City of Birmingham is also established as a leader in its commitment and vision toward creating a culture of wellness within its workforce. “The UAB School of Nursing and the City of Birmingham have both benefited from this long, successful partnership,” said UAB School of Nursing Dean Doreen Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing partners with The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center in Bessemer, Alabama to operate a nurse-managed clinic for both Foundry residents and community members in need of affordable health care. The clinic provides primary care and urgent care for health concerns that might otherwise go untreated, including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, for patients ages 14 and older.
Hours of Operation
The Foundry Clinic is open 36 hours per week with clinic hours as follows:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcomed.
608 18th Street N Bessemer, AL 35020
For coordination questions or referrals or patient care management questions and consultation, contact Sonya Bumpers at 205.428.2810. For grant questions or referrals, contact Melanie Baucom at 205.428.2810
HRSA Heart Failure Clinic
The HRSA Heart Failure Clinic is a nurse managed heart failure center. The clinic is funded through a grant from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and supported through an ongoing academic/practice partnership between the UAB School of Nursing and UAB Hospital.
Hours of Operation
The HRSA Heart Failure Clinic is open 18-hours per week with clinic hours as follows:
Mondays 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Appointments are made by referral only. This is a specialty clinic limited to uninsured or underinsured patients who have a diagnosis of heart failure.
The clinic is located inside UAB Hospital in the Russell Ambulatory Center, 2nd floor, Room M240
1813 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294
For transitional care coordination questions or referrals, contact our Clinical Nurse Leader, Erica Arnold, MSN, RN, CNL at 205.934.6500. For patient care management questions and consultation, contact our Nurse Practitioner, Andrea Higginbotham, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC at 205.934.6500. For grant questions or referrals, contact our Program Manager, Ildiko Nyikos, MA, ACSM-RCEP at 205.996.0210
PATH Clinic at M-POWER Ministries
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing partners with M-POWER Ministries and UAB Health System to operate the nurse-managed PATH (Providing Access to Healthcare) Clinic. This collaborative effort is currently supported by a HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) award and utilizes an interprofessional, team-based model to improve primary care and chronic disease management to a medically underserved population.
Hours of Operation
The PATH Clinic at M-POWER Ministries is open 18-hours per week with clinic hours as follows:
Tuesday – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Diabetes Clinic
Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Chronic Diseases and Primary Care Clinic
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Chronic Diseases and Primary Care Clinic
Diabetes patients being discharged from UAB hospital – Appointments are made by hospital social workers/case managers using the referral form on the SCR website. UAB hospital social workers should call Jennifer Frank at 975-9423 for more information regarding a referral.
New patients: Appointments on Wednesdays and Thursday are made from the M-POWER acute care evening clinics or from the Tuesday clinic. New patients should call (205) 595-5959 for more information about the M-POWER acute care evening clinics.
Current patients: Contact Tamika Wiggins at (205) 209-6010 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. if you have questions or to schedule a sick visit.
4022 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222
For coordination questions or referrals or grant questions or referrals, contact Jennifer Frank at 205.975.9423 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org For patient care management questions and consultation, contact Tamika Wiggins 205.209.6010.