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Health of Diverse Populations RIG
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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.

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Establish an HDPRIG newsletter
  • Establish a Box folder for HDPRIG members
  • Establish working groups to meet HDPRIG goals
  • Create and disseminate a MNRS diversity statement
  • Develop a white paper on cultural competency best practices

3 Year Goals

  • Submit a proposal to host a Competitive Research Symposium at the annual conference
  • Host a Guaranteed Research Symposium at the 2019 annual conference
  • Submit a proposal for a pre-conference workshop for the 2020 annual conference
  • Distribute RIG-specific information and member highlights quarterly via the newsletter
  • Facilitate HDPRIG member collaboration and mentorship via a Google document

2018-2019 RIG Contacts

Chair  Timiya Nolan
Kathy Wright

Chairs-Elect     TBD TBD
Past Chair Natalya Rosenberg
Grant Rep TBD TBD


Recent Activities/Highlights

2018-2019 RIG Awards to be Offered

Opens:  To be announced

Closes:To be announced

New Investigator Award (Description)
Mid-Career Investigator Award (Description)
Senior Investigator Award (Description)
DNP 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.

Click here to view the minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

To join the Health of Diverse Populations LinkedIn page, click here.

RIG Listserv

A listserv is similar to a "group" email. When something is sent to the Listserv address, it is received by all subscribers assigned to the listserv. New and renewing members who choose to volunteer on a RIG will be automatically subscribed to the RIG's Listserv. Those who do not renew their dues with be automatically unsubscribed. The Listserv is updated weekly so it is always current.

RIG Group Pages

Click here to access member only group content