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Public Health Reports: Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health

Funded by the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA), the latest supplemental issue of Public Health Reports, Supplement 2, 2014, focuses on the accomplishments and lessons learned from the summit Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health. The topics featured during the Nursing in 3D summit and in this supplement are inextricably linked to health equity, a critical component of HRSA’s mission. This special supplement features essays of transformation, innovation, and expert commentary to paint the big picture of health equity. It shows our positive transition from the focus on disparities to the focus on equity. It shows how far we have come on the road to increasing diversity in the nursing workforce and the important work yet to be done. The key insights and themes contained in these articles are valuable for informing the evolution of HRSA’s programs and, more broadly, the development of the next generation of the health workforce. The featured articles of this supplement help to pave the way for a health workforce that is fueled by a common goal: health equity.