3067.0 Building Successful Programs of Public Health Nursing Research: Funded Exemplars across Levels of Intervention and Stages of Development

Monday, October 29, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This symposium includes the presentation of findings from two nationally recognized nurse researchers whose work has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health to address health issues relevant to guiding public health nursing practice. Each is focusing on a different intervention levels with diverse populations. In the first presentation, Dr. Kit Chesla presents her work with developing culturally-relevant interventions for improving diabetes management with a Chinese American immigrant population in the San Francisco Bay area. In the second presentation, Dr. Ruth Malone discusses a currently funded study to examine voluntary tobacco restrictions adopted by businesses to better understand potentially useful avenues for extending tobacco control interventions and policy initiatives. In addition to presenting the background, methods, and findings of their current work, each speaker will emphasize the strategies used to fund their studies within a public health framework through the National Institutes of Health, and discuss what they see as potential funding mechanisms and avenues for developing the evidence base to support public health nursing practice.
Session Objectives: 1. Compare and contrast the studies presented relative to the three levels of public health nursing interventions. 2. Discuss how each study contributes to building the evidence needed to improve population health through the contributions that can be made by public health nurses. 3. Identify potential funding mechanisms that parallel the evidence needs to support public health nursing practice.
Catherine Chesla, RN, SNSc, FAAN and Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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