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Using Data to Inform the COVID-19 Response (Nurse Talks Empowerment Series)
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Using Data to Inform the COVID-19 Response (Nurse Talks Empowerment Series)

VIRTUAL: Learn how the data generated by the COVID-19 epidemiology response team informs policies and practices that affect the daily lives of the communities they serve.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/24/2020
When: Thursday, September 24, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom Meeting
United States
Presenter: Rahmatu Mansaray, MSN, RN
Contact: Texas Nurses Association

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As a public health entity, the Houston Health Department must not only focus on disease containment but use the social determinants of health to identify and address the disparities caused or magnified by COVID-19. The data generated by the COVID-19 epidemiology response team informs policies and practices that affect the daily lives of the communities they serve.

Presenter: Rahmatu Mansaray, MSN, RN 

Mansaray is the chief nurse and nursing supervisor for a Nurse Family Partnership program housed out of Acres Homes Multiservice Center. Her clinical background includes mother-baby, women’s health and pediatrics. She is currently serving as the operations manager for the Houston Health Department COVID-19 epidemiology response and support a staff of 300 people alongside other leadership. She received her Master of Science in Nursing with a public health focus from the University of Texas at Austin, and also holds a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Sam Houston State University. Mansaray has worked as a medical laboratory technologist, and as an RN in the clinic setting, hospital setting and community health setting.

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Consistent with recommendations to limit public gatherings to avoid spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Nurse Talks Empowerment Series will be accessible for individual nurses to login directly rather than attend a facilitated session. Please share this link with colleagues so they can register. 

The Nurse Talks Empowerment Series is designed to bring diverse groups of nurses together to engage in thoughtful conversation about important topics. Nurse Talks sessions are live webinars viewed with other nurses. The Virtual Nurse Talks sessions are live webinars viewed with other nurses.  After the short presentation and Q&A session, break out room facilitators will lead discussions with nurses in attendance and send the feedback to TNA.

Are you interested in becoming a Nurse Talks Champion? Learn more how here.

Free CNE: This activity qualifies for 1.0 contact hour.

Texas Nurses Association/Foundation Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive credit for this continuing nursing education activity, the participant must:

            • Sign in;
            • Attend the entire activity;
            • Complete and submit an online activity evaluation form.
            • Once successful completion is achieved, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 1.0 contact hour  


    Nurse Talks Champions

    Champion Organization Champion Name
    Association of Occupational Health Nurses  Patricia Hill 
    Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing  Jessica Peck
    Cook Children’s MedicalCenter Arlisha Forbes
    Dallas VA Hospital & Health Care System Sueanne Cantamessa and ivette Valadez
    DHR Health Michelle Scurlock
    Harris Health Verna Simmons Robinson 
    Kilgore College  Cindy Campbell
    Kindred Hospital  Funmilayo Akinjagunla
    Lone Star College-Montgomery Linda Vogel
    MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas MDACC TaCharra Woodard
    Medical City Heart and Spine Jenny Stuart
    Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Elsa Hernandez
    Methodist Healthcare Ministries  Laura Rivas
    Northeast Texas Community College Karen Koerber-Timmons
    Sam Houston State University Linda James
    St. David's South Austin Medical Center Christine Walker
    Stephen F Austin State University, DeWitt School of Nursing Angel Brewer
    Taiba Hospital Carlo Piraino
    Texas Nurses Association, D9 Dr. Lavonia Thomas
    Texas State University, St. David's School of Nursing Dr. Kim Belcik and Patricia (Patti) Yarbrough Buchanan
    TNA D5 James R (Ron) Hilliard
    University Health System John G. Rees
    UT Health North Campus Donna Walker

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    To continue the Nurse Talks’ conversations or if you missed a session and want to know what the buzz is about, login and select Groups and join the Other : Nurse Talks Empowerment Series.




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