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AACN Invites Faculty and Students to Pilot Population Health and Social Determinants of Health Case Studies

Published January 26, 2022

AACN is seeking BSN faculty and nursing students to pilot in the Spring 2022 semester one of two new case studies focused on population health and the social determinants of health concepts across the continuum of care. After the pilot testing, these case studies will be available for universal access. The case studies teach nursing students to: identify social factors that impact the health of their patients and communities; include community-based and other social services and programs in the care of their patients; and understand how the choices and engagement of nursing professionals can impact the health of patients and populations. Each unfolding case study includes a form of student assessment.

These case studies were created by faculty at Rutgers University School of Nursing and Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Academic Partnerships to Improve Health. Twenty-six schools of nursing will each be given $250 as an incentive to participate in the pilot, which will consist of BSN students completing the case studies as part of the curriculum, completion of a feedback survey by the students, and a feedback survey for faculty. Interested BSN faculty please contact Allison Jacobs at by Friday, February 4, 2022.    

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