Healthy People 2020: Dissemination Strategies
Information dissemination is a critical element in ensuring that nursing projects are properly communicated to the target audience. Formal communication strategies such as meetings, emails, and conference calls play significant roles in ensuring that the desired information reaches stakeholders. As such, I believe these would be the most effective tools to use in engaging in stakeholders in diabetes issues. Setting up meetings as an initial step would ensure project results concerning diabetes statistics and cultural competence are given at first hand. For example, diabetes affects millions of Americans with racial minorities such as African Americans suffering the most (Osborn, De Groot & Wagner, 2013). Emails and conference calls can later be used to share any new information found in order to facilitate continuous feedback. For example, if stakeholders need additional information concerning this health concern, they can use email as a communication avenue to concerned parties.
On the other hand, holding workshop conferences and use of newsletters would equally be significant in reaching the wider nursing community. This would involve setting periodic dates for holding the workshops and effectively communicating it to the nursing practitioners. Communication can be done through posters with the issue of diabetes being highlighted. For example, welcoming the practitioners on a weekend at the end of the month for a diabetes conference would ensure information is shared. During these workshops, personal experiences concerning those affected by diabetes, the importance of acquiring cultural training as well as data can be shared. For example, informing nursing practitioners that cultural competence constitutes an effective measure in addressing diabetes health concerns among ethnic minorities would be of significance. Furthermore, newsletters can be posted on the nursing websites containing the project information.
With such measures in place, stakeholders and the nursing community would be able to effectively acquire diabetes information. Consequentially, steps can be taken by these parties to manage and reduce diabetes cases.
Osborn, C. Y., De Groot, M., & Wagner, J. A. (2013). Racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes complications in the northeastern United States: the role of socioeconomic status. Journal of the National Medical Association, 105(1), 51.