Comments to NINR concerning 2022 – 2026 Strategic Plan Framework

"We do not believe that NINR intended to exclude research on health care equity; the health equity lens appears to be defined broadly enough to include health care equity. However, because some definitions distinguish between health equity and health care equity, this should be clarified."

Strategic planning dei

The draft of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Framework (NOT-NR-22-001) notes that: “Nursing research, with its contextualized perspective, is ideally positioned to produce evidence needed to reduce and ultimately eliminate the systemic and structural inequities that place some population groups at a disadvantage in attaining their full health potential.” Two other research lenses are in areas closely related to health equity: social determinants of health and community/population health.