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Calendar of upcoming events/conferences

Calendar of upcoming events/conferences November 15-19, 2003 131st Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting & Exposition: Behavior, Lifestyle, and Social Determinates of Health San Fransisco, CA Contact: 202-777-2504 Email: access@alpha.org Website: http://www.apha.org/ meetings/ January 30, 2004 Twenty-Sixth Midwestern Conference on Health Care in the Elderly Iowa City, IA Contact: Jeanette Daly, RN, PhD, jeanettedaly@uiowa.edu […]

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HIV/AIDS among African Americans and US women: minority and young women

HIV/AIDS among African Americans and US women: minority and young women Geraldine Brown The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to be a major health crisis facing the African American community. Although African Americans make up only about twelve percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for half of the new HIV infections reported in the United States […]

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The nursing shortage

The nursing shortage Geraldine Brown What has happened to nursing? Where are the programs that were designed to provide opportunities for students to achieve the highest objectives, acquiring knowledge, skills, values and competencies that are so necessary for a successful nursing career? As a nurse from the “old school”, it is a belief that everyone […]

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A shortage of minority nurses: a national campaign

A shortage of minority nurses: a national campaign – Editorial Sallie Tucker-Allen The shortage of nurses is a cyclical event–occurring every ten or fifteen years or so. As with any crisis, there are opportunities for positive and/or negative changes. Being ever the optimist, I see the national shortage of nurses as a positive event–one in […]