Nurse-led interventions

Toxic Avengers

For years, disadvantaged neighborhoods have been unfairly singled out as targets for corporate polluting. Now minority environmental health nurses are helping these communities fight back.

Shock Treatment

Scaring inner city teens into making better life choices may seem like an unorthodox tactic. But as “Shock Mentor” Allen Wolfe has proven, this hard-hitting approach really works.

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities

How nurses can address the growing crisis of high preterm birth rates in minority women and help give infants of all colors an equal chance for a healthy start in life

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Older African American Women

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Older African American Women

HIV infections are rising at an alarming rate among postmenopausal black women, and clinicians who provide health services need to be educated on their risk behaviors.

Turning the Tide: Teen Pregnancy in Minority Communities

Martha Ledezma, R.N.

With the number of teenage pregnancies on the rise again, particularly in minority communities, nurses are dedicating themselves to mentoring and teaching young mothers to reverse the trend.

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Diabetes is one of the most persistent health disparities affecting Hispanic communities. Fortunately, Hispanic patients rarely face the disease alone, bolstered by their culture of strong family support.

Danger on the Job: Nurses Speak Out Against Hospital Violence

Danger on the Job: Nurses Speak Out Against Hospital Violence

Nurses are implementing measures to protect themselves at work. With a patient's most stressful days being a nurse's everyday, pressure is bound to build up. Hospitals and health care institutions around the country are increasing their security for everyone's safety.

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing profiles the progress of its campaign for a 20% increase in the number of male nurses in the workforce by 2020. Through image marketing, research, and advocacy, male nurses are increasing their presence at the bedside as well as in today's culture.

Breast Cancer Crusader

Breast Cancer Crusader

For women’s health advocate Dr. Shirley Lampkin, fighting breast cancer disparities in the African American community isn’t just a job—it’s a mission.

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