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2014 NICHE Conference

2014 Annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Conference
Care. Collaborate. Change.
April 6-8 2013, San Diego, CA

The 2014 Annual NICHE Conference is a three-day event highlighting evidence-based innovations, research and collaboration. The goal is to deliver support to hospitals and other healthcare facilities in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times - quality care of older adults.

Join us and learn more about how NICHE hospitals and healthcare organizations are improving care, collaborating, and leading change in their organizations.

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A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration. Deadline April 30, 2014. Essay topic and details found at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

2014 Abstract Submission

The National Gerontological Nursing Association invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2014 Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas October 2-4, 2014.

Abstracts are sought from nurses and other disciplines that specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. Abstracts are welcomed from those working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living, home health, community health, hospice, schools of nursing, government and military, and industry.

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Publishing Opportunity Through University of Maryland SON Program

Need help getting published? Are you interested in 12 months of free step-by-step manuscript development help from expert faculty and the opportunity to get your work published at the end of the year? If so, here’s your chance to learn the skills you need to move forward in your research career and begin making the difference you want to make in the lives of older adults.

The new University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Online Dissemination and Implementation Program, funded by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation and UMSON, is inviting 25 participants (junior faculty, postdoctoral students, or doctoral students who have completed their doctoral dissertations and are developing their final manuscripts) to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

The workshop sessions will be led by an interdisciplinary group of journal editors and faculty members with extensive expertise in publications relevant to geriatrics.


New Health Resources and Services Administration Report

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Nursing (DN) is pleased to announce the publication of a special Public Health Reports (PHR) supplement entitled “Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health.” The supplement aims to increase understanding of the potential impact of linking nursing workforce diversity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health. The articles featured in the supplement advance scholarly inquiry around the intersecting goals of increased workforce diversity, fair and equal access to quality health care and health care resources, elimination of health disparities, and achieving health equity.

Achieving health equity for all requires a collective effort across all disciplines and all sectors (including those outside of health care). Therefore the supplement takes a cross-disciplinary approach to examining efforts and work underway to address health disparities and health equity specifically within the context of the social determinants of health. The supplement provides stakeholders (including key federal staff) an opportunity to see how programs can incorporate workforce diversity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health.