Latino and African American people are disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer’s. In fact, by 2030 African Americans and Latinos will make up 40 percent of Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. To combat this, these communities need equal access to healthcare and more information about brain health from people they trust – and nurses are among the most trusted voices in communities across the country.
Dr. Dyanne Rodriguez, RN, has earned her MPH from the University of Alaska Anchorage and DNP from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work as a public health nurse leader includes a focus on education, Canadian and U.S healthcare systems, health promotion and outreach. Dr. Rodriguez has committed her focus in public health through collaborating with communities and healthcare team members. She currently works in urban/rural acute care centers, is a faculty lecturer and an active community member.
We are thrilled to let everyone know that our article is now published in AJN, and is available to download at no cost while it is featured during the month of February. Here is the link to the article titled “An Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing”! The authors are the four of us who serve as the leadership team for this ongoing project. Lucinda’s art is on the cover of this issue, shown here!
As happens with just about any major article accepted for publication, this article underwent revisions based on the feedback of the initial peer reviewers – a process that greatly improved the final product! Notably, the reviewers, and the editors of the journal, have been very supportive each step of the way. They have included a video abstract of the article which you can view here.
Join us to learn more about our voices reckoning with racism in nursing. Share your voice in a dialogue, discussion, and future direction inspired by first person interviews and shown through the compelling stories of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other nurses of color.
Featuring Nurses from the “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” project: Lucinda Canty, Sue Hagedorn, Raeann LeBlanc, Frankie Manning, Melissa Mokel, Gayle Robinson and StoryCenter guides and media production team: Jonny Chang, Joe Lambert, Sharon Mosley, and Daniel Weinshenker.
A Seedworks Foundation Supported Event in Collaboration with StoryCenter