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HIGN Scholars Empowering Older Adults in the Community

March 14, 2023 | Cynthia Chong, MPA

As health care providers and advocates, it’s crucial that we provide opportunities to increase health literacy to mitigate health disparities and improve health outcomes.

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Leading for the Future

February 14, 2023 | Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN

Leadership of any organization is the foundation of its culture. With the rapidly changing healthcare environment of today's world and the confluent factors of intergenerational workforces, discrimination and inequities, and public incivility, the role of the leader is more important than ever. 

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Health and Older Adults in Rural America

January 10, 2023 | Larry Z. Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN Associate Dean for Academic Programs Clinical Professor Loewenberg College of Nursing The University of Memphis

The population of those 65 years of age and older in the United States continues to grow, with the country seeing faster growth in rural areas.

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The Unheralded Workforce

November 8, 2022 | Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN

November is the month designated as Family Caregivers Month to honor the countless number of people who offer critical support to family, friends, and neighbors to help them age in place.

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