Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Inclusion

Banner image taken by Vicki Hines-Martin at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HA.

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Community Engagement

The School of Nursing believes that practice, research, teaching, and service are enhanced when nurses partner with others toward improving health, especially when addressing the needs of those individuals, groups, communities, and populations who experience disadvantage in health status and health outcomes.

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Diversity
and Inclusion

The School of Nursing intentionally fosters equity, diversity and inclusion through educational opportunities, raising awareness and providing strategies to bring to life the vision of inclusion excellence both within nursing and in our communities.

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Community Engagement

Community engagement and achieving health equity for populations that experience health disparities are integrally connected. The School of Nursing believes that practice, research, teaching, and service are enhanced when nurses partner with others toward improving health, especially when addressing the needs of those individuals, groups, communities, and populations who experience disadvantage in health status and health outcomes.

Purpose Statement

The Office of Community Engagement was established in Fall 2010 to assist UofL School of Nursing faculty, staff and students in the following ways:

  •  Support teaching/learning, practice, research and service activities focused on ULSON collaboration with populations that experience health and healthcare disparities
  • Support teaching/learning, practice, research and service activities focused on ULSON collaboration with community individuals, groups and organizations
  • Provide information & data to the ULSON community regarding community engagement and health disparities
  • Support recognition of ULSON faculty, staff, and student activities focused on health disparities and community engagement

The School of Nursing supports the University of Louisville's priority on Community Engagement and Community Partnership as key elements of a premier metropolitan university. As part of a Carnegie Foundation designated university (Community Engagement and Community Outreach), the School of Nursing has been active in incorporating a focus on community partnership in our undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, The ULSON also reflects the Future of Nursing: Leading Change emphasis through its activities focused on community partnership, empowerment and health equity.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The School of Nursing intentionally fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion through educational opportunities, raising awareness and providing strategies to bring to life the vision of inclusion excellence both within nursing and in our communities.

Diversity and Inclusion Links

 

Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Inclusion

Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, CNS, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean

Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, CNS, RN, FAAN