Methodologies to Advance Health Equity and Reduce Health Inequities in Nursing Research

Donna Hallas, Regena Spratling

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affirm that health equity is only achieved when everyone has opportunities to attain full health potential without disadvantages related to social position or socially determined circumstances. To reduce health inequities in nursing research, researchers must increase diversity in study samples and ensure that study participants are representative of all populations in the United States. Identifying effective methods for recruiting underrepresented populations must be a thoughtful and reflective component of every research methodology. To achieve health equity in research studies, nurse researchers and clinicians must carefully plan ways to recruit study participants who represent all populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2024


  • diversity
  • health disparities
  • Health equity
  • research methodology
  • underrepresented populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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