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American Nurses Association SEE YOU NOW Podcast with Shawna Butler

Healthier Policies for Healthier People focuses on how policy is one of the most impactful avenues for driving progress toward the health and wellbeing of every citizen and how the Institute for Policy Solutions is doing that through nurse-driven solutions. 

Forging Policy: Associate Dean Jermaine Monk and Education After Affirmative Action

Supreme Court decision that schools can no longer consider race as determining factor for a student’s admission creates a ripple effect throughout the health care field. Dean Monk is looking to do something about it.

Paternal Perspectives on Latino and Black Sons’ Readiness for Sex and Condom Guidance

Watch a video about a new study – co-authored by Institute for Policy Solutions Executive Director, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and included in the Annals of Family Medicine – which found that Latino and Black fathers’ understanding of whether their sons are ready for sexual relationships plays a crucial role in the timing and effectiveness of discussions around correct and consistent condom use.

Nursing is STEM: Growth & Diversification of the Professional Nursing Workforce

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Associate Professor at JHSON, along with other esteemed national nursing leaders in academia, clinical practice, and innovation discuss the impact STEM designation would have on advancing healthcare and help to alleviate our nursing workforce crisis.

Unequal Treatment Revisited: The Current State of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare

An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is examining the current state of racial and ethnic healthcare disparities in the U.S. with the goal of updating the 2003 Unequal Treatment report. 

On The Pulse: Addressing Chronic Pain and Pain Management in Older Women

Janiece Taylor, Assistant Professor at JHSON, brings her years of research on addressing social determinants of health and health disparities to this thoughtful conversation on chronic pain and pain management in older women.

5 Facts About Heart Disease With Black Cardiovascular Researchers 

Two cardiovascular researchers from JHSON, Yvonne Commodore-Mensah and Faith Elise Metlock, share some interesting facts about heart disease and how they are empowering Baltimore communities to take control of their health. 

Q & A With Forensic Nurse, Michelle Patch  

Michelle Patch, Assistant Professor at JHSON, is an adult health clinical nurse specialist an advanced forensic nurse. In this Q & A she shares what forensic nursing is, what she does on a day-to-day basis, and how she became interested in forensic nursing to begin with.

How Can Doulas Improve Black Maternal Health?

Noelene K. Jeffers, PhD, CNM, IBCLC, Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing dives into the urgency for a more focused research agenda around how doulas and healthcare systems can partner effectively to inform policy and practice to promote black maternal health.

Nurses in Policy Videos

Policy Rx

Policy Rx is a newsletter published by the Institute for Policy Solutions at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. The newsletter highlights nurse-driven solutions to redesign health and eliminate inequities.

Policy Rx – April 16, 2024