July 17, 2018 | Team Science in Community Engaged Health Disparities Research

3:30–5:00 PM | The Chesterfield

June 15, 2018

Presented by: Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN
Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON)
Faculty Lead for the Population Health Research Area of Excellence for the School’s Center for Nursing Research


This presentation will discuss principles in community engagement and leadership at the community level.  These principles include: collaborative partnerships, incorporating the voice and agency of the community and sharing of knowledge through bi-directional learning while incorporating bicultural health workers. Exemplars from community engaged research addressing Latino equity will be used to showcase how these principles can be put into action and ultimately influence community and population health. We will also discuss the opportunities for Latino nurses to lead change to advance Latino health and wellbeing.

Understanding major challenges will increase your chances of success. These challenges include: ensure you respond to your community/partnerships in a timely manner, balance your research with action, align your community with funding, know that organizational structures may present as barriers to success and finally establish equity in your partnerships.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will get a better understanding for the following:

  1. Describe principles of community engagement and community leadership.
  2. Provide exemplars of how principles of community engagement can be implemented through community health improvement approaches addressing Latino health equity.
  3. Discuss the opportunities Latino nurse leaders have to influence community and population health.

Pre-registered PMI members who attend the seminar will receive 1.0 Leadership PDUs reported directly to PMI.

About the Speaker
Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN

Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN, is Associate Professor at Duke University School of Nursing and is the Faculty Lead for the Population Health Research Area of Excellence for the school’s Center for Nursing Research. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core for the Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute. Her research focuses on describing the intersection of intimate partner violence, HIV and mental health among Latinos in the U.S., substance abuse and the development of culturally-tailored interventions to address these. Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda is committed to building and nurturing the next generation of nurses to address health disparities. She served on the Institute of Medicine Committee that produced the landmark Future of Nursing Report (2010) and was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nursing Education and Practice (NACNEP, 2012-2016). Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda is an alumna of the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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