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Join the National Association of Hispanic Nurses Connecticut Chapter (NAHN-CT) to learn about their successful 2020-2021 NNLM funded project to bring training to teens about evaluating health information online. Hear about the program, next steps and lessons learned, barriers and best practices for bringing programming to teens.
Jessica Alicea-Planas, PhD, RN, MPH, CHES is an Associate Professor in the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University. She has over 20 years of experience as a community/ public health nurse working with families in low-resourced communities. Her focus has been chronic disease management and health promotion for vulnerable populations through a health literacy and health equity lens.
Maria Krol, DNP, RNC-NIC, ACUE is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services at Southern Connecticut State University. She is the Founder and President of the CT Chapter of NAHN and Co-founder of the SCSU Multicultural health leaders. In 2020 she developed the SCSU Summer Nursing Symposium introducing nursing to underrepresented minority students. Dr. Krol has over 25 years’ experience working in the areas of maternal newborn health and education. Her areas of interest in research are diversity, inclusion and improving the cultural humility of undergraduate nursing students. In 2015, Dr. Krol developed a study abroad program to Cusco, Peru. She is the recipient of the 2019 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing.
- Identify resources and strategies for teaching teens to evaluate health information online.
- Apply best practices for creating programming that teaches teens skills to evaluate online health information.
- Discuss unexpected outcomes from the initiative.