Building the Science of Public Health Nursing to Address Complex Problems and Multiple Risk Factors in Vulnerable Populations
Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session highlights two trajectories of research relevant to providing public health nursing care to vulnerable populations. Both address the complexity of providing care to populations with multiple risk factors, which include cardiovascular, mental health, and early childhood developmental factors. Investigators leading these studies are using varied approaches to accomplish their work, including community-based participatory research (CBPR) to initiatie the development of interventions for African American populations, and partnering with the evidence-based Nurse Family Partnership Program to enhance services for mothers with depression. Each will provide PHN researchers with useful strategies on how to advance their own intervention development work with their respective communities of interest.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the socioeconomic, cultural, and health-related complexities of vulnerable populations.
2. Discuss potential intervention strategies to address these complexities through community partnerships.
3. Compare and contrast each trajectory of intervention research in terms of generating entirely new approaches for addressing complex health and social problems in vulnerable populations, versus enhancing existing, successful programs.
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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)