Johns Hopkins Programs Impacting Marylanders: School of Nursing

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This event highlights the unique partnership between the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the State of Maryland. During the Showcase Series, you will be able to see the benefits of generous state funding by getting an inside look at the newly renovated Pinkard Building, which received a $4 million grant from the State of Maryland. Dr. Sarah Szanton, the new dean of the School of Nursing, and Dr. Hae Ra Han, Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives will also discuss special community programs run by the School of Nursing that better the lives of all Marylanders.

ABOUT Dr. Sarah Szanton
Dean, School of Nursing; Patricia M. Davidson Professor for Health Equity and Social Justice

Sarah Szanton is the fifth dean of the Johns Hopkin School of Nursing.

A number of years ago, while making house calls as a nurse practitioner to homebound, low-income elderly patients in West Baltimore, Dr. Szanton noticed that their environmental challenges were often as pressing as their health challenges. Since then she has developed a program of research at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing on the role of the environment and stressors in health disparities in older adults, particularly those trying to “age in place” or stay out of a nursing home. The result is a program called CAPABLE, which combines handyman services with nursing and occupational therapy to improve mobility, reduce disability, and decrease healthcare costs. She has tested the program's effectiveness through grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Innovations Office at the Center on Medicaid and Medicare Services. She has major funding from the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation to build infrastructure for the CAPABLE program. She has also conducted a study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, of whether food and energy assistance improve health outcomes for low-income older adults. A former health policy advocate, Dr. Szanton aims her research and publications toward changing policy for older adults and their families.

ABOUT Dr. Hae-Ra Han
Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives; Elsie M. Lawler Endowed Chair

Hae-Ra Han is the associate dean for community programs and initiatives at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Han’s research focuses on improving health care for traditionally underserved ethnic minority populations by improving health literacy. Her transformational research has advanced thinking from the traditional paradigm of knowledge transfer from provider to patients to developing skills of patients to traverse the landscape of health screening and patient self-care to promote health equity. Through her work, Dr. Han has helped improve cervical cancer screening among African and Asian immigrant women and women living with HIV, and promote resilience and self-management among patients and families living with common chronic conditions such as dementia, diabetes, and hypertension. Dr. Han has received numerous awards from organizations that include the Urban Health Institute, the Southern Nursing Research Society, the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, the American Public Health Association, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, and the Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Han holds a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Public School of Health.

ABOUT Mark Chang
Delegate, Maryland House of Delegates, District 32; Vice-Chair, Appropriations Committee

Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 2015. Vice-Chair, Appropriations Committee, 2021- (member, 2015-; chair, capital budget subcommittee, 2020, vice-chair, 2019, 2021-; member, oversight committee on personnel, 2015-18; oversight committee on pensions, 2019-; vice-chair, public safety & administration subcommittee, 2019, member, 2015-19; education & economic development subcommittee, 2020-); Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2019-; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2021-; Study Group on Economic Stability, 2021-. Member, Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2018; Joint Audit Committee, 2019. Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 2016- (member, capital bond subcommittee, 2015; alcohol subcommittee, 2016-17). 2nd Vice-Chair, Maryland Legislative Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Caucus, 2019- (member, 2015-); Maryland Military Installation Legislative Caucus, 2017-.

Member, Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Anne Arundel County, 2015-; Work Group on Educational Development Specifications, 2018-19; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2020-.

Community liaison, Anne Arundel County Government, 2006-13. Former legislative aide to Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., District 32, Anne Arundel County.

Born in Glen Burnie, Maryland, 1977. Attended Glen Burnie High School, Glen Burnie, Maryland; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (psychology), cum laude, 1999; Loyola University, M.B.A., 2010. Risk management consultant. Member, Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee, 2003-06. Board of Directors, Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 2013-. Treasurer, Anne Arundel County and Annapolis Citizens Corps Council. Member, Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber Foundation; Jessup Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association. Member, Andover Baptist Church, Linthicum, Maryland (past chair, board of trustees).

 Event Date
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Start Time: 12:00pm EST
End Time: 1:00pm EST

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