SYMPOSIUM: Innovative Evidence-Based Strategies for BSN Education
Evidence-Based Educational Strategies That Promote Handoff Effectiveness: Connecting the Dots Between Senders and Receivers
Chrisitine A. Sump, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE; and Donna L. Rose, MSN, RN
Communication breakdown during patient handoff have long been identified as contributors to adverse patient events. Multiple evidence-based educational strategies aimed to improve and evaluate overall handoff effectiveness in Baccalaureate nursing students are discussed in this presentation.
Using Service Learning to Enhance Cognitive Development of Nursing Research for Complex Social Issues
Linda K. Bennington, PhD, MSN, BSN, BS, MS, RN
Service-learning can be a structured educational experience that links classroom knowledge to community engagement. The understanding and application of nursing research can be enhanced through the interaction of nursing students among diverse communities and their organizations as they gain insight on complex social issues.
The Use of Condition Mapping to Teach Situational Awareness
Amy M. Wagner, MSN, RN, CNE; and Amy Hower Lee, MSN, RN
Condition Mapping offers an alternative approach to traditional clinical preparation that facilitates prioritization, organization, and reflective reasoning in the clinical setting. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss Condition Mapping and methods to promote situational awareness in the clinical setting based upon Evidenced Based Education and best practices.
Innovative Pedagogical Approaches to Undergraduate Nursing Research: Avoiding the Cursory Critique
Jamela M. Martin, PhD, RN, CPNP
Participants should expect to discuss the pitfalls of the typical nursing pedagogical strategies in nursing research courses; recognize how and why our new graduate nurses lack confidence with evidence translation upon practice entry; and identify the benefits of using experiential learning approaches in undergraduate research courses.
Using Evidenced-Based Educational Practices to Improve Graduation Rates for RN-BSN Students From Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Janice E. Hawkins, PhD, RN; Lynn L. Wiles, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CEN; Karen A. Karlowicz, EdD, RN; and Kimberly Adams Tufts, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN
A presentation describing an educational model that uses evidence-based educational practices to improve graduation rates for RN-BSN studentsÂ from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds may equip nurse educators with strategies to develop their own programs at other institutions.
SYMPOSIUM: Improving Nursing Care and Outcomes for Mother-Infant Dyads Impacted by Opioid Use Disorders
The Impact of Kangaroo Mother Care on Mother-Infant Dyads Affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC, NTMNC
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a group of withdrawal symptoms experienced by infants who are prenatally exposed to addicting substances. We explored the impact of kangaroo mother care ([KMC] skin-to-skin mother-infant holding) on dyads affected by NAS. We found that KMC resulted in high attachment scores and reduced stress-reactivity.
Infant Feeding Decisions Among Mothers Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment for an Opioid-Use Disorder
Kelly S. McGlothen, BSN, RN, IBCLC, NTMNC; Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC, NTMNC; and Frank Puga, PhD
Opioid use has increased significantly among women of childbearing age. However, little is known about the infant feeding decisions of women who are receiving medication assisted treatment (MAT) for an opioid use disorder. Thus, the purpose of this pilot study was to explore the contextual influences that impact these decisions.
Building an Interprofessional, Community-Informed, Countywide Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Collaborative
Frank Puga, PhD; and Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC, NTMNC
Infants prenatally exposed to opioids may develop neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS symptoms include crying, fever and seizures. Bexar County, Texas has been disproportionately impacted by NAS. The purpose of this project was to engage our community in establishing a Collaborative for reducing NAS and improving care in Bexar county.
SYMPOSIUM: Leading Change Through Collaborative Partnership: Implementation of a Statewide Cultural-Competence Initiative in the United States
Leading Change: The Power of Vision and Collaborative-Partnership
Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA-BC, FAAN; Sarah Hexem, JD, Esq.; and Elizabeth W. Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, BC
This presentation will discuss how leadership vision and commitment to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations served as a catalyst for change. Leveraging the qualities of visionary leadership, a team of thought leaders collaborated to lead a statewide initiative that enhanced cultural competence services across the state of Pennsylvania.
State of the Evidence, Making Sense of the Data: Culturally-Competent Nursing Practices in Pennsylvania
Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA-BC, FAAN; Diana Jones, EdD, MS, RN; and Anand Bhattacharya, MHS
This presentation will discuss the findings of a statewide Survey of Registered Nurses across the state of Pennsylvania in the United States of America. It will describe participants’ demographics in relation to the Pennsylvania nursing workforce, along with nurses’ report of the strengths and opportunities to enhance cultural competency
Fostering Cultural Competency: The Pennsylvania Action Coalition’s Exemplar
Sarah Hexem, JD, Esq.; Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA-BC, FAAN; and Diana Jones, EdD, MS, RN
This presentation will discuss opportunities presented by changing demographics and the long-standing disparities in health care. Presenters will share strategies employed by members of the PA-AC Nursing Diversity Council to increase proportion of traditionally underrepresented nurses in the workforce and the implementation of the Pennsylvania statewide cultural competency program.
SYMPOSIUM: Ethical Considerations of Veteran- and Military Family-Focused Academic and Research Initiatives
Development of an Evidence-Based Online Veteran Healthcare Course
Alicia Gill Rossiter, DNP, FNP, PCPNP-BC, FAANP; Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN; and Rita F. D'Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP
Over 2 million Americans have served in the military since 9/11. Often civilian providers are these veterans only or primary source of health care. This presentation will discuss the development of a first-of-its-kind online veteran centric healthcare course aimed at educating nurses to care for veterans and their families.
Improving Health Outcomes of Military Children Through Research and Policy Initiatives
Alicia Gill Rossiter, DNP, FNP, PCPNP-BC, FAANP; and Margaret C. Wilmoth, PhD, FAAN
Military children are subjected to stressors similar to their servicemember parent placing them at risk for health issues secondary to parental service. They represent a distinct and unique sub-group of the military and policy initiatives aimed at improving the healthcare of military children are needed to strengthen the military family.
Conducting Ethical Research With Veterans
Catherine G. Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; and Heather Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Military veterans have lived within a unique culture. Research participants with this background may have additional points of vulnerability that need to be considered for the ethical conduct of research
SYMPOSIUM: Supporting the Needs of Low-Income Families to Improve Parent and Child Outcomes
Perceived Benefits of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention Among Homeless Women and Young Children
Jeanne L. Alhusen, PhD, FNP-BC, RN
Homeless mothers and their young children are at increased risk for negative physical and psychological outcomes. This session describes the perceived benefits of participating in an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program.
Baby Beep: A Telehealth Intervention for Depressed, Low-Income Mothers
Linda Bullock PhD, RN, FAAN; and Emily Evans, PhD, RN
Pregnant women and new mothers who are depressed and living on low-incomes have many economic, social and logistical barriers in obtaining treatment. A nursing tele-health social support/counselling intervention will be presented that is both economical and acceptable to women who received the intervention.
Using Condition Cash Transfer Programs for Engaging Low-Income Parents in Health Promoting Programs
Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN; and Amie Bettencourt, PhD
Nurses often struggle to engage parents from low-income communities in programs designed to promote their children’s health and wellbeing. This session describes a study of one innovative strategy that boosted parent participation and improved children’s behavioral health outcomes.
SYMPOSIUM: Family-Centred Care or Child-Centred Care?: Evidence and Ethics
Family-Centred Care or Child-Centred Care: Generating the Evidence and Ethics
Linda Shields, MD (Rsch), PhD, FAAN, FACN, MAICD; and Veronica D. Feeg, PhD, RN, FAAN
Family-centered care is used in hospitals for children in many countries. Evidence of its effectiveness is limited; qualitative research reveals problems with implementation. Emerging models compete to return the child to the focus of care. These presentations will discuss how an international collaboration from eight countries may integrate divergent perspectives.
Measures of Family Centredness from the U.S.: Deconstructing Components of Decision-Making and Parents Needs
Veronica D. Feeg, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Ann Marie M. Paraszczuk, EdD, RNC, IBCLC
FCC has been described and implemented in the U.S. The central tenets maintain that the child and parents cannot be separated unless under special situations. This presentation will discuss FCC as a goal that despite obstacles ought to be adopted in the policy language of hospitals that care for children.
Child- and Family-Centered Care: Consensus Recommendations From a Panel Meeting
Mohammad Al-motlaq, PhD, MBS, BSN, RN
An international panel of nursing academics and clinicians met to discuss and debate family-centered and child-centered care and their respective ramifications for the care of children in health services. This paper explains the resulting plan for future research and a way forward.
Fostering and Sustaining Family-Focused Healthcare Across the Life-Course: A Transferrable Model Between Countries?
Joanna Smith, PhD, RGN, RSCN; Veronica Swallow, PhD, MMedSci, BSc (Hons), RGN, RSCN; and Veronica D. Feeg, PhD, RN, FAAN
Family-focused care across the life-course is beneficial for those with chronic/long-term conditions but not yet embedded globally across health-care systems. A new UK led collaboration (national and international family-experts and public engagement advisors) is identifying research priorities to develop UK-wide family-focussed care; this model is potentially transferrable to other countries.
SYMPOSIUM: Facilitation: The Cornerstone of Practice Development and Person-Centredness, a Journey From Aristotle to the Bedside
Human Flourishing: From Notion to Reality
Lorna Peelo-Kiloe, MSc, BSc, RGN
Facilitation at its simplest and perhaps most effective is a helping relationship. Added to this is the possibility of enabling human flourishing so that individuals can reach their full potential.
A Concept Analysis: Facilitation and Practice Development Analyzing Evidence From the Literature and Beyond
Elizabeth Breslin, MHSc, MA, BSc (Hons), HDip (Ortho), RGN
This is an exploration of the concept of facilitation within practice development (PD) using a concept analysis (CA) methodology. Achievement of conceptual clarity and a shared understanding of what facilitation in PD means, will contribute positively to both caring and academic practice domains.
Developing Novice/Proficient Facilitators, Two Frameworks to Create Conditions for Person-Centred Cultures: A PAR Study
Michele Hardiman, MA, RGN, RPN
The study demonstrates the development and application of two frameworks, designed for use in the midst of nursing practice to develop and embody the skills necessary to work with others to facilitate person-centred cultures and enabling staff to flourish. The study provides a workplace friendly pathway to develop person-centred leaders.
SYMPOSIUM: High Reliability: Practical Application and Tips for the Journey
Psychological Safety: A Work Environment Characteristic in a High Reliability Organization
Cynthia A. Oster, PhD, MBA, ANP, ACNS-BC, CNS-BC; and Jane Braaten, PhD, MS, RN
This session informs the audience of how leadership commitment to psychological safety and the principles of high reliability can advance organizational resilience in an acute care hospital setting.
Practical Tools for the High Reliability Journey
Jane Braaten, PhD, MS, RN
Learn two powerful improvement tools, Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode Effects Analysis, that when coupled with principles of high reliability are vital to promoting sustainable change and prevention of adverse events.
Practical Application of High Reliability Principles in Healthcare to Promote Clinical Quality and Safety Outcomes
Cynthia A. Oster, PhD, MBA, ANP, ACNS-BC, CNS-BC; and Sherilyn Deakins, MS, BSN, CPPS
Learn how application of High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles into daily healthcare work processes can successfully drive and promote improved quality clinical outcomes, safety, and culture change.
SYMPOSIUM: Health Information Technology Tools to Support the Implementation of a Complex Care Management Program
Development of a Dashboard to Provide Decision Support for Complex Care Management in Primary Care
Mary L. Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Sharon Liann Taylor, MPH; Katie Ann Lainas, BS; and Ranbir Bains, PhD, MSN, APRN, CPNP
An electronic dashboard was created to provide nurses with timely information and decision support to enhance proactive outreach and ongoing data tracking. The dashboard proved essential for identifying patients in need of management, and tracking ongoing enrolled panels. This led to a significant increase in patients enrolled in care management.
Development of a Nursing Scorecard to Track Metrics to Support Complex Care Management
Tierney Elizabeth Giannotti, MPA, BA; Mary L. Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; and Ianita Zlateva, MPH, RN
A nursing scorecard was created to track population metrics for nurses providing Complex Care Management to high-risk patients in primary care. The monthly scorecard helps nurses track their progress and allocate resources appropriately. Nursing leadership utilizes the data to address gaps in workflow and to measure success of workflow implementation.
Structured Data in Electronic Health Records to Capture Nursing Work in Complex Care Management
Ianita Zlateva, MPH, RN; and Mary L. Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
The use of electronic health records (EHRs) has changed the way healthcare is delivered and documented. Structured templates and other data are important to measure the impact of nurses in the complex care management. These methods may be used globally, recognizing nurses as unique members of the care team.
SYMPOSIUM: "What Did That Mean?": An Examination of Personal Disposition in Nursing Education and Practice
Personal Disposition and With-It-Ness in the Nursing Classroom: Implications for the Science of Nursing Education
Andrew Bobal, MEd, BS; Laura C. Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN; and Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF
Disposition represents the sum of one's personal values, commitments, beliefs, and professional ethics. It influences the way a faculty member views teaching and learning, and the quality of responses of involved students. The notion of disposition holds particular significance for advancing the science of nursing education.
Shattered Assumptions: Examining Discrepant Perceptions of "Reasonable" Accommodations Among Faculty and Student Nurses With Disabilities
Rose Schwartz, PhD, RN, BC-CNS; and Geraldine Bloemker, PsyD, MA, MS, MA, BA
Nursing faculty and student nurses with disabilities (SNWDs) sometimes find that their respective assumptions about reasonable accommodations are significantly discrepant. The struggle over questions related to implementing academic accommodations can lead to visceral responses on the parts of both parties.
"I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me": Concerning Why Workplace Bullying Bystanders Simply Stand By
Laura C. Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN; and Monica Kennison, EdD, MSN, RN
Extending Cross's (1981) model addressing deterrents to adults' participation in continuing education, the investigators' purpose was to use hermeneutic analysis to identify dispositional,situational, and institutional factors that serve to immediately dissuade workplace bullying bystanders' interventions in situations of workplace bullying, thus contributing to bullying's tenacity in the workplace.
SYMPOSIUM: Self-Care and Nursing Image: Impact and Opportunities
The Impact of the Image of Nursing on Nurses' Perception of Self and the Profession
Nancy Laplante, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; and Wendy Ostendorf, EdD, RN, CNE
The study on image provided practicing nurses with an opportunity to self-reflect on the image of nursing. Participants of this session will gain insight into these reflections, and will be presented with self-care strategies to assist students and practicing nurses to raise their voices in support of the profession.
A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Student Self-Care
Brenda Kucirka, PhD, BS, RN, PMH, CNS, CNE
This experimental pilot study explored the effectiveness of an 8 week mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive behavioral intervention in impacting wellbeing among first semester junior nursing students. Findings indicate that MBSR and cognitive behavioral approaches are effective in supporting student wellbeing
Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Nursing Students
Donna M. Callaghan, PhD, RN-BC, GCNS-BC, CNE
This study investigated the effects of an educational intervention to promote healthy behaviors in nursing students. The findings of this study indicated that an intervention that focused on spiritual growth as the foundation of healthy behaviors resulted in more frequent practice of the healthy behaviors in nursing students.
SYMPOSIUM: Vitamin D and Its Impact Across the Lifespan
Can Vitamin D Supplementation Improve Poor Cognition in People With Type 2 Diabetes?
Mary Byrn, PhD, BSN, RN
This oral presentation will be part of a symposium that discusses the impact of vitamin D on symptoms reported by individuals across the lifespan. This specific presentation will discuss an ongoing randomized control trial that is investigating if vitamin D supplementation will improve cognition in people with type 2 diabetes.
Depression and Vitamin D3 Supplementation in Women With Type 2 Diabetes
Sue M. Penckofer, PhD, MS, BSN, RN, FAAN
Presentation will address the evidence regarding the role that vitamin D may play in depression and its symptoms, in addition to its impact on glycemic control. Finally, an ongoing randomized clinical trial examining varying doses of vitamin D for treatment of women with both of these conditions will be discussed.
What is the Relationship Between Pregnancy Symptoms, Vitamin D Status, and Quality of Life?
Jennifer G. Woo, MSN, BSN, RN, CNM, WHNP
There are many physiological changes in pregnancy that can cause symptoms such as back pain, fatigue, etc. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with some of the more common pregnancy symptoms. A cross sectional study was done to examine and relationships between vitamin D status, pregnancy symptoms and quality of life.
Promoting Outcomes in Obese Patients
Effectiveness of Weight Control Program on Nutritional Status and Knee Pain in Overweight Older Adults
Noppawan Piaseu, PhD, RN, APN/NP; and Pawena Narasri, BNS, RN
Weight control programs incorporating group and community support are effective. After the program, the experimental group had lower body mass indexes, waist circumferences, and knee pain than before the program. The experimental group had higher mean differences in body mass indexes, waist circumferences, and knee pain than the control group.
Evaluating Nursing Home Resident Monitoring Technology Use in Pressure Ulcer Prevention: A Mixed-Methods Approach
Tracey L. Yap, PhD, RN, WCC, CNE, FAAN; Jill Flanagan, MS, BS; Kao Ly, MSN, RN; and Susan M. Kennerly, PhD, RN, WCC, CNE
A 21-day clinical trial with a convergent mixed-methods pre-/post-test design examined resident and staff outcomes associated with adaptive and technical challenges facing nursing staff in using new technology to facilitate repositioning of nursing home residents.
Comparison of Braden Nutritional Risk Screening to Dietary and Weight Outcomes: Clinical and Research Insights
Susan M. Kennerly, PhD, RN, WCC, CNE; Tracey L. Yap, PhD, RN, WCC, CNE, FAAN; Melissa K. Batchelor-Murphy, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC; Lisa Boss, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CEN; Susan D. Horn, PhD, MS; Ryan Barrett, MS, BS; and Nancy Bergstrom, PhD, RN, FAAN
Using secondary data analysis of TURN study’s investigation of nursing home residents at risk for pressure ulcer (PrU) development, we evaluated the utility of Braden Scale’s nutrition subscale for identifying nutritional-intake risk factors. Clinical and research insights, researcher-developed nutritional risk evaluation, and PrU prevention care planning framework will be discussed.
SYMPOSIUM: Nurse-Managed Technology to Enhance Cancer Care Outcomes for Survivors With Breast Cancer or Head/Neck Cancer
Health Information Technology (IT) to Promote Patient-Centered Care
Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN
We will share our experience of building institutional infrastructure, feasibility, and sustainability of using health information technology (IT) to promote patient-centered care in post breast cancer symptom assessment in clinical practice.
Mobile Platform for Assessment, Early Detection, and Management of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema
Jane Armer, PhD, RN, CLT, FAAN; Nathan C. Armer, MEd; and Guilherme N. DeSouza, PhD
We will describe development and testing of the 3D mobile device for application in clinical and home use for assessment, early detection, and self-management of lymphedema in those at risk following breast cancer treatment.
Assessment of Head and Neck Lymphedema With Ultrasonography
Jie Deng, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN
The purpose of this report is to present information regarding the use of ultrasonography for the assessment of head and neck lymphedema. Data collection is ongoing.
Cancer Registry and Electronic Medical Record Data in Head and Neck Cancer Research
Janet Van Cleave, PhD, MSN, RN
Using hospital tumor registry and electronic medical record data, our study findings indicate that the cancer stage, age, and race/ethnicity may influence receipt of head and neck cancer treatment in a safety-net health system in the United States.
SYMPOSIUM: Improving Quality of Nursing Worklife: A Global Perspective
Quality of Nursing Worklife: A Review of the Science
Beth A. Brooks, PhD, RN, FACHE
Any discussion of quality of life would not be complete without addressing the concept of nursing worklife, a critical element in healthcare delivery. Brooks' Quality of Nursing Worklife survey has been used in thirty countries and translated into 6 languages. This session will provide a global perspective of nursing worklife.
Including Human Resources Professionals and Practices to Improve Nursing Worklife
Paul T. Skiem, MBA, LCS
Human resources (HR) professionals can play a major role in improving nursing worklife. The social subsystem, comprised of the people who work in the organization and the relationships among them, must be able to successfully meet a number of interrelated goals: fill occupational roles through recruitment, socialization, and retention initiatives.
Staffing Optimization: Improving Staffing to Improve Nursing Worklife
Therese A. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
The technical subsystem of an organization consists of the tools, techniques, procedures, skills, knowledge, and devices used by members of the social subsystem to accomplish tasks of the organization. The most direct impact of technology is upon organizational productivity. Any survey of nursing worklife reveals issues around staffing and scheduling.
SYMPOSIUM: Direct Oral Anticoagulant Management in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Procedures
Trends in Direct Oral Anticoagulant Management in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Procedures
Christen R. Waddell, DNP, RN, CMC, NP-C
In many parts of the world, there are no consensus guidelines regarding direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) management for cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) procedures. How have providers decided to manage DOACs in this setting, and has our management changed over time with more experience prescribing DOACs?
Factors Influencing Management of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Procedures
Marci Farquhar-Snow, MN, RN, CCRN, CMC, CNS, ACNP-BC
Without consensus guidelines in many parts of the world, how have providers decided how to manage direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in the periprocedural period for cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) procedures? This study evaluated for any statistically significant correlations with patient comorbidities, procedure type, concurrent medications, year, or facility.
Complication Rates Associated With Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Procedures
Michelle L. Alland, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Does direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) management in the periprocedural period surrounding cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) procedures have an impact on bleeding and thrombotic complication rates? We have analyzed complication rates and evaluated for any statistically significant contributing factors.
SYMPOSIUM: Enhancing Health/Wellness of Students, Faculty and Staff in Academic Settings: Evidence-Based Strategies for Success
Enhancing Health/Wellness of Students, Faculty and Staff in Academic Settings: Evidence-Based Strategies for Success
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
This symposium will: discuss the state of population health, including nurses’ health, and behaviors that prevent chronic conditions; describe innovative strategies to incorporate wellness into academic settings; explore the state of wellness among first year graduate health sciences students, and describe successful educational wellness programs for students, faculty and staff.
Incorporating Wellness Into Nursing Education
Kate E. Gawlik, DNP, RN, CNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
Current nursing pedagogy lacks integration of student wellness and self- care. This presentation will discuss innovative ways to incorporate wellness and self-care into nursing education as well as discuss the central role of nursing leadership in population health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
Findings From the Building Healthy Academic Communities Million Hearts® Challenge Program
Megan E. Amaya, PhD, CHES, AFAA
Cardiovascular disease (CV) is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. The Million Hearts initiative emphasizes evidence-based interventions and education to increase healthy lifestyles to reduce morbidity and mortality. This study investigates the relationships of online, educational modules on participant health outcomes, behaviors and stress.
Mental Health and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in First-Year Health Sciences Graduate Students
Jacqueline Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Mental health disorders account for nearly one half of the disease burden for U.S. young adults and the prevalence of depression among college students continues to rise. The Wellness Onboarding study examined the relationship among healthy lifestyle beliefs and behaviors, anxiety, depression, and stress.