What is the Role of the Population and Global Health Committee?
The committee's role is to disseminate information to the membership about worldwide improvement of health, reduction of disparities, protection against global health threats, and disaster preparedness.
Flynn Almirol, Director and Chair, Population and Global Health Committee, Summer Memo
Greetings NSNA Members:
Summer has finally arrived! My name is Flynn Almirol, one of the Directors for NSNA and Chair of Population and Global Health Committee with Julia Chan and Delaney Sanders. This year’s theme is R.E.S.P.O.N.S.E: Redefining Emotional Strength and Providing Optimal Nursing Student Experience! The goals of the committee were developed from this year’s theme and from the resolutions passed by the House of Delegates. Our goals for 2023-2024 is 1) to continue what had been started by the previous chair of Population and Global Health, Andrea Wollitz, and to bring mental health aid training to state conventions to further build a population that is cognizant of the signs and symptoms that have been overlooked for a long period of time. Mental health is recognized by cultures differently and so, this goal has been established to raise awareness that we, as a nation, must find ways to teach mental health that is culturally-appropriate and diverse; and 2) to continue our blood drives and disaster training programs such as Stop the Bleed and the Red Cross Disaster Training. These programs have been met with positive feedback and we continue to provide it to our constituents! These goals are to be accomplished through educational lectures, videos, and attending the Midyear Convention (https://www.nsnamidyear.org) and Annual Convention (www.nsnaconvention.org).
Our committee chose to address the following resolutions:
2023: In support of increasing awareness of mental health first aid training for nursing students on college campuses
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Upcoming Population and Global Health Committee Quarterly Awards
Summer Award (June - Sept 2023): Blazing New Paths to Cultural Competence: Demonstrate ways that nursing students have helped improve cultural competence both in clinical practice as well as on campus with surveys, education, postings, etc. Submit by October 31, 2023
From October 2022 to Sept 2023, NSNA members and chapters may submit a photo, essay, service, or social media project addressing the above themes.
2023-2024 Awards We will kick off the 2023- 2024 awards with the below (Please note there is some overlap with 2022-2023)
Mental Health Trailblazer Award (Fall)( Sept – Oct – Nov- 2023) - given to a student nurse who has made a major contribution when it comes to advocating and raising awareness about mental health resources in their own community. The student provided tangible resources that allowed more accessible mental health resources. (Submit by December 15, 2023)
Stellar Advisor Award (Winter)(Dec 2023- Jan 2024- Feb 2024) - The Stellar Advisor Award is given to a school SNA advisor who exemplified undivided support to the mission and vision of the PGHC committee and the organization as a whole. The Stellar Advisor Award aims to recognize a mentor who encourages SNA PGHC activities within their school chapter. (Submit by March 15, 2024)
Community Engagement Service Award (Spring) (March -April -May 2024) - this award is given to a student who stepped out of their comfort zone to provide manpower to advocacies that they are passionate about. The Community Engagement Service Award recognizes the student who is socially involved in the community and was able to contribute to its success. Applicants for this award must present proof of community engagement (such as photos) and a short essay describing what the project/event is all about and how they contributed to making the event/project successful to qualify for the award (Submit by June 15, 2024)
Transformational Award (Summer) (June – July- August 2024) More information will be on the website and later memos about the specifics of this award. (Submit by Sept 15, 2024)
Have you traveled overseas, experienced the need for cultural competence, or encountered global health issues? The Population and Global Health Committee is looking for students with personal experiences to feature on our web page! Please email email@example.com: Sarah with your topic for approval.
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