The Institute for Nursing Centers (INC) is an organization that was housed under the Michigan Public Health Institute from 2003-2014. In 2014, it merged with NNCC. Several initiatives were initially funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation along with an extension of the Michigan Academic Consortium also funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in 1998. W. K. Kellogg Foundation funding ended in 2008, however the INC received funding for INC activities from the Agency for HealthCare Quality (AHRQ) through 2011.
Historically, the INC was a network of organizations that focused on the advancement of nurse-managed health centers (NMHCs). The intent of the INC was to create a strong network to facilitate the development and promotion of nurse managed primary health care centers that:
Since 2011, the INC focused on disseminating its findings on quality of care, cost of care, and impacts of electronic health records in NMHCs and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The INC consistently worked collaboratively with the NNCC in terms of informing policy nationally.
The following INC reports and information are housed at NNCC: