A new project by the UW School of Nursing will evaluate whether mall-walking programs are effective and whether they can lead to larger-scale increases in walking.
Older adults are assessing their neighborhoods to make them more amenable to a favorite physical activity: walking.
The initiative builds on the school’s national distinction in preparing students for careers in community health; critical care; psychiatric/mental health; pediatric, adult, geriatric and family nursing, and nurse-midwifery.
Mitchell, honored for her work with stroke survivors, is involved in improving the lives of cardiovascular disease patients who have depression.
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million Americans and costs up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity each year. Yet pain management often is not taught in many health professional schools. Recognizing the need to change this, the National Institutes of Health have selected 12 schools to develop pain curricula, and the UW
Betty Bekemeir’s strengthening of members services was recognized with a 2009 Executive Citation.