Community Public Health/Health Promotion

Welcome from Dr. Schenita Randolph  and Dr. Kristen E. Rawlett Co-Chairs of the Research Interest Group.

Our mission is to support other nurses in their endeavors to enhance community and public health research and nursing. This research group is committed to supporting relevant community based research aimed at informing nursing science, practice, education and policy.

We offer networking opportunities, peer support, and inspiration to others interested in this area of work and research. We encourage all members to participate. We welcome all interested parties in our area of work--researchers, clinicians, academicians, and students to our RIG. Be sure to “sign-up” by logging in to the Members-Only section and choose which RIG(s) to join. There is no fee to participate and you can join up to three RIGs as part of your membership benefits. Just “click” on the topic and the Resource Center will do the rest!

Most recently this RIG has been engaged in conversations and research related to the implications for the evolving environment of healthcare.  Services provided within health care is changing related to efforts to limit hospital acquired conditions, treatment and medication errors, and re-admissions, as stimulated by financial penalties in the Affordable Care Act. Current dialogue related to health care reform has focused primarily on the changing finances of care, less attention is being placed on practice settings for care delivery and this will change. Anticipating the shift from an emphasis on acute care to an emphasis on community health and population focused care and services provides us with the opportunity to examine professional initiatives and education. This RIG has investigated nursing education perspectives with attention given to the community health core competencies, an explicit crosswalk for community health/ public health professional roles, Inter and Intra-professional collaboration as a necessary approach for successful healthcare redesign and the importance of translation research for communities.

Schenita Davis Randolph, PhD, MPH, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
Duke University School of Nursing
DUMC 3322
Office 1012, Clipp Research Building
School of Nursing

Kristen E. Rawlett, PhD, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing Department of Family and Community Health
655 W. Lombard Street, Room 675-A
Baltimore, MD 21201
Office: 410-706-3906
Fax:  410-706-0253