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Volunteering to make state, nation and world healthier

For the last 25 years, Becky Carley has been providing primary health care as a volunteer at Crossroads Rhode Island, which provides help to the stateís homeless families, men and women.

The nurse practitioner is also an assistant professor at the University of Rhode Islandís College of Nursing.

URI Associate Professsor of Nursing Ginette Ferszt volunteers at the state Department of Corrections and with the Rebecca Project for Human Rights to abolish shackling and restraining women inmates who go into labor. In between all of that, she teaches a full course load at URI and is the director of the Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Program.

Diane C. Martins, URI associate professor of nursing, has provided care to the homeless and inmates. Martins is also volunteering...


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