Apr 21, 2023

Resources to help use communication strategies to amplify health-equity related issues.

Recommendation 1.5 of the 2021 Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report calls for nursing organizations to develop and use communication strategies, including social media, to amplify for the public, policy makers, and the media nursing research and expertise on health equity–related issues.

Health Communication: From Theory to Practice

Resource: This portion of the chapter within the book discusses how to improve healthcare communication with patients.

Citation: Schiavo, R. (2007). Health communication: From theory to practice (pp. 57-62). Josey-Bass.

Applying a Health Equity Lens to Evaluate and Inform Policy

Resource: This article provides an operational definition for the phrase “health-equity lens,” defined by the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research) to inform the development, implementation, and analysis of health policy to advance health equity.

Citation: Douglas, M. D., Willock, R. J., Respress, E., Rolliins, L., Tabor, D., Heiman, H, J., Hopkins, J., Dawes, D. E. & Holden, K. B. (2019). Applying a health equity lens to evaluate and inform policy. Ethnicity & Disease, 29(2), 329-342. https://doi.org/10.18865/ed.29.s2.329

Media Competencies for Nurses: A Delphi Study

Resource: This article proposes competencies that guide nurse leaders in nursing organizations, healthcare organizations, academia, and others to develop leadership and population health skills necessary to engage with the media to promote population health.

Citation: Meyers, C. R., Munoz, L, R., Mason, D, J., & Glickstein, B. (2022). Media competencies for nurses: A delphi study. Nurse Outlook, 70, 625-638. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2022.03.008

Using Social Media to Engage Knowledge Users in Health Research Priority Setting : Scoping Review

Resource: This review aims to identify social media strategies that enhance participation in priority-setting research, collate metrics assessing the effectiveness of social media campaigns, and summarize the benefits and limitations of social media–based research approaches, as well as recommendations for prospective campaigns.

Citation: Sivaratbanm, S. Hwang, K., Chee-A-Tow, A., Ren, L., Fang., Fang, G. & Jibb, L. (2022). Using social media to engage knowledge users in health research priority setting: Scoping review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(2), e29821. https://www.jmir.org/2022/2/e29821

The Use of Social Media to Increase the Impact of Health Research: Systematic Review

Resource: This article considers the impact of social media use on increasing the number of citations in health research.

Citation: Bardus, M., El Rassi, R., Chahrour, M., Akl, E. W., Raslan, A. S., Meho, L. I. & Akl, E. A. (2020). The use of social medial to increase the impact of health research: Systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(7), e15607. https://www.jmir.org/2020/7/e15607

Using Social Media in Contemporary Nursing: Risk and Benefits

Resource: The articles discusses the pros and cons of using social media.

Citation: Geraghty, S., Hari, R. Oliver, K. (2021). Using social media in contemporary nursing: Risks and benefits. British Journal of Nursing, 30(18), 1078-1082. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34645353/

The Future of Nursing: Recommendations and Research Priorities

Resource: Building on the 2011 Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, this book discusses the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to Achieve Health Equity and discusses the importance of nurses working as a team to promote equity, and reduce disparities while keeping cost manageable, by using advanced technology, while maintaining focus on patient and family-centered care.

Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; National Academy of Medicine; Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020–2030; Flaubert J. L., Le Menestrel S., Williams D. R., et al., (Eds.).The future of nursing 2020-2030: Charting health equity. (2021). Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2021 May 11. 11, The Future of Nursing: Recommendations and Research Priorities. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK573901/

Social Media and Health Policy

Resource: This article discusses the influence of social media and its impact on health policy, particularly in promoting policies related to cancer care.

Citation: Charalambous A. (2019). Social media and health policy. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs Nurs, 6(1):24-27. doi: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_60_18. PMID: 30599012; PMCID: PMC6287377.