CFP: Integrating Health Policy into Doctoral Nursing Programs

Deadline for submission: Midnight, October 31, 2014
Integrating Health Policy into Doctoral Nursing Programs:
Continuing the Conversation in 2015 Conference
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California
Presented by: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the
University of New Mexico
This conference offers PhD and DNP faculty strategies for integrating health policy into their programs and courses. Its interprofessional and interdisciplinary panels of speakers will propose core content and methods for developing faculty and student expertise in policy analysis and research. The conference fosters the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in building a culture of health, which assumes that health encompasses more than health care, and that health policy necessarily encompasses the broader social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of health. Faculty and students with beginning and advanced health policy knowledge are encouraged to attend.
Abstracts for poster presentation will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the conference’s National Planning Committee. Posters will be selected on the basis of their potential to contribute to the conference objectives. We welcome abstracts from individual scholars and interdisciplinary teams of researchers.
Conference Objectives
At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:
1. Identify and explore strategies and approaches that enhance the integration of health policy studies into doctoral nursing curricula.
2. Discuss interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaborations and strategies for incorporating content into doctoral nursing programs to assist faculty in preparing students to address current and emerging health policy issues.

3. Identify roles that nurses prepared at the PhD or DNP level may undertake to help shape policies that address social determinants of health and improve population health outcomes.
4. Recommend strategies for developing programs of research for faculty and students that focus on a broad understanding of health and health policies to address the relationships between social determinants of health, population health, and health care.
5. Recognize the social determinants of health and integrate an understanding of these determinants into policy analysis and research as a way to help build a culture of health in the United States.
Abstracts will be accepted within one of the following categories:
A. Outcomes of student work in policy analysis or policy evaluation research.
B. Programs to educate and inform faculty for preparation in teaching health policy.
C. Case studies of nurses who have informed laws, regulations, or judicial decisions.
D. Best practices for implementing and evaluating health policy internships.
E. Interdisciplinary scholarship to advance the broader social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of health.
F. Innovative approaches or frameworks for integrating health policy into doctoral nursing curricula or programs.
Abstract submission guidelines
Abstracts must be typed, not to exceed 300 words, and be attached to a cover sheet with the abstract title, list of authors, and each author’s title, affiliation, and e-mail address.
1. All abstracts must be sent electronically as an email attachment to Antoinette Sabedra at
2. Abstracts must be submitted before midnight on October 31, 2014.
3. Presenters will be notified of the Review Committee’s decision by November14, 2014.
4. Poster Presentations will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., January 27, 2015. Note: poster presentation boards are 8’ wide x 5’ high.
5. All those presenting posters must be registered to attend the conference by December 8, 2014. Presenters whose abstracts are selected will be sent a code to receive a discounted registration rate. Individuals presenting a poster will receive a reduced registration fee of $75 and student presenters may register to attend the conference for $25 (proof of student status will be required).
6. Student presenters will receive a small stipend to help defray conference travel expenses.
For information about the conference, visit our website at:


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