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The Issue Is... How might we co-design the future of nursing and health?


The Issue Is... How might we co-design the future of nursing and health?

Tue. Oct 5, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am

A nationally renowned researcher, leader and health equity advocate, Dr. Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Patricia M. Davidson Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor, was named Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) in August 2021.


Szanton took a non-traditional path to nursing, first becoming a lobbyist to fight for reproductive health. Working on Capitol Hill she frequently encountered nurse practitioners advocating for their populations and decided to change careers, inspired by the deep understanding that nurses had of the communities with which they worked. After working with migrant workers, people experiencing homelessness, and providing house calls to under resourced communities, she decided to get her PhD.


Szanton is best known for co-developing the visionary CAPABLE program after years spent providing house calls predominately to low income, African American older adults in West Baltimore. The program, which combines handyman services with nursing and occupational therapy to improve mobility, reduce disability, and decrease healthcare costs, has been researched and scaled to 45 places in 23 States, and is currently expanding through several policy mechanisms as Medicare Advantage and Value Based care.


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Meeting ID: 992 8783 1238


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Sponsored by The Center for Innovative Care in Aging