The Health of Diverse Populations RIG (HDPRIG) provides an opportunity for nurses engaged in research, practice, policy development, administration, education, and theory development in the rapidly expanding focal areas of cultural diversity and marginalized populations to come together for scholarly exchange. The focal areas of interest include an emphasis on race, ethnicity, health disparities, gender, socioeconomic class, spiritual preferences, immigration, international nursing, and/or how cultural influences impact the provision of health care.
The HDPRIG provides forums enabling interdisciplinary collaboration through a variety of mechanisms, including online networking and an annual conference, to produce and disseminate reports of research that is in progress or has been completed. The HDPRS seeks to improve knowledge and health through research discoveries that are translated into practical applications.
Who Should Join?
Any MNRS members interested in networking and collaborating with other researchers engaged in research focusing on the health of diverse populations.
Meet the RIG Leadership for 2019 – 2020
Karen O. Moss, PhD, RN, CNL
Co-Chair and Grant Representative
Jane von Gaudecker, PhD, RN, CNS
Co – Chair Elect
Carolyn Harmon-Still, PhD, MSM, AGPCNP-BC, CCRP
Timiya Nolan, PhD, ANP-BC
Kathy Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC
2018-2019 RIG Awards
Health of Diverse Populations:
2019 – 2020 Goals
-Continue quarterly newsletters
-Host a virtual RIG board meeting monthly
-Host a virtual RIG membership meeting biannually with invited speakers. Time will be allotted for updates, works in progress, and working group assembly.
-Create working groups to meet RIG goals
-Develop a manuscript on cultural relevance in nursing research (detailing the 2019 guaranteed symposium)
-Facilitate RIG membership collaboration via a Google Document
-Establish a mentorship program to pair early and senior investigators
Overall/Long Term Goals
-Create and disseminate a MNRS diversity statement
-Use working groups to develop academic currency (e.g., presentations and papers)
-Host a Guaranteed Symposium in 2022
RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary
If you are interested in learning more about the Health of Diverse Populations RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Health of Diverse Population RIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference
Health of Diverse Population RIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference
Health of Diverse Population RIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference