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|Title:||A DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE COMMUNITY NURSE NETWORKER PILOT|
|Keywords:||System Navigation;Community Health;Primary Care;Nurse Navigation;Social Determinants of Health;Community Development|
|Abstract:||The Community Nurse Networker (CNN) pilot project represents an innovative collaboration between primary care, public health and municipal stakeholders, including a local neighbourhood resident planning team in a priority neighbourhood in Hamilton, Ontario. This pilot linked primary care to ongoing community development work. The goal of the CNN pilot was to address issues beyond physical health, and to consider issues related to the social determinants of health, or where people, live, work, and play. This developmental evaluation study used a qualitative descriptive approach (Sandelowski, 2000, 2010). Multiple perspectives and sources were used to describe the implementation of the CNN pilot, the following were collected and analyzed: Interviews (N=5), a focus group (participants = 11), documents (N=90), and a survey (N=1). The implementation of the pilot was described by the following foci: (a) conceptualization of the CNN’s roles and activities, (b) perceived barriers and enablers in implementing the CNN pilot, (c) perceived impacts of the intervention, and (d) perceptions surrounding the value of a nurse in the CNN position. The CNN pilot is a unique intervention, demonstrating how primary care can be a leader within the community, engaging with health and social services organizations and hard to reach populations. The findings of this study supported the ongoing development of the CNN position. It provided an example of a nurse-led intervention, with an integrative approach to primary care, community development, social, and health services. This study illustrates the potential for strengthened partnerships between primary care and the community within priority neighbourhoods.|
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