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.
STTI is now accepting applications for GNLA Cohort IV. Please visit the STTI website for more information.
For nurses, you will be able to find the Toolkit for Professionals “Flu + You Program–in-a-Box.” This toolkit includes PDF downloads for a presentation, brochure, handouts, posters and Spanish language materials. The website is a great resource for anyone involved in gerontological nursing, and we encourage everyone to view and share this information as widely as possible.
- Geriatric Nursing's 2012 impact factor increased.
- Because of font and format improvements, article content has increased 50%.
- Geriatric Nursing has three articles among Elsevier's 25 top-selling articles in journals related to Geriatric Medicine.
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
On May 5, 2013, the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Board of Directors officially unveiled the new NGNA tagline, “Where Compassion Meets Purpose,” to showcase the membership’s dedication to improving the care of older adults.
“Compassion is the foundation of gerontological nursing and our mission is clear – to improve care for older adults,” said NGNA President Amy Cotton, MSN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FNGNA. “We finally have a tagline that truly captures our members’ passion and purpose.”
NGNA advances its mission by providing educational products, networking opportunities and resources to its members, and by formally recognizing gerontological nursing excellence through the NGNA Awards program.
The tagline, “Where Compassion Meets Purpose,” also exemplifies NGNA’s position as the only nursing organization in the country serving nurses who care for older adults in all practice settings. NGNA’s primary focus is to increase both knowledge and compassion related to the clinical care of older adults.