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Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan RIG
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The focus of the Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan RIG is to advance nursing knowledge of successful approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and self-management in diverse populations. As part of the larger health care community, nursing scholars work to better understand the complexity of factors that contribute to health behavior.

We seek to promote discussion about the diverse types of health promoting behavior research conducted by MNRS members, and to provide avenues for collaboration, consultation, and dissemination.

Who Should Join?

Anyone with an interest in health promotion activities, especially among marginalized and vulnerable populations

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • The ultimate goal of this RIG is to improve the health and well-being of marginalized and vulnerable populations. Our RIG recognizes excellence at various stages of research careers with annual awards.

2017-2018 Goals


  • Solicit abstracts for competitive symposium on primary care.
  • Increase communication

Future/3 Years...

  • Promote the latest developments on driven health promoting behaviors 
  • Plan a competitive 2018 symposium that focuses on bio-psychosocial markers and health behavior change
  • Increase networking opportunities among RIG members by:
    1. Promoting the collaboration of research, scholarship, and grant writing
    2. Promoting publication collaboration among RIG members 
    3. Increase RIG member collaboration/mentorship with Junior and Senior Faculty

2017-2018 RIG Contacts


Christine Eisenhauer

Nadia Robinson


Shannon Halloway

Sydney Buckland

Past Chairs    

Karen Groller

Elizabeth Richards 

Grant Rep Michelle Block 


Recent Activities/Highlights

Click here to see what's going on within our RIG!

  • Sent out 3 newsletters, surveyed membership for research activity, RIG spotlighted in WJNR
  • Senior Researcher Awardee: Jaclene A. Zauszniewski
  • Oustanding Dissertation Awardee: Janna D. Stephens

2017-2018 RIG Awards to be Offered

Opens: August 1, 2017
Closes:  November 10, 2017

New Investigator Award (Description)
Senior Researcher Award (Description)
Outstanding Dissertation Award (Description)

To apply, please email your application to the RIG Chair
Questions? Please email the RIG Chair

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

Click here to view the minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference.

Click here to view the minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

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RIG Listerv

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RIG Group Pages

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