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Kathleen Falk, is an assistant professor who graduated from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus with a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing. She also graduated from Wagner College's Graduate Nursing Program, where she received a Masters in Science and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Falk brings expertise to the Associate and Baccalaureate programs in the fields of psychiatry, public health and community based health care. She maintains American Nurse Association Credentials in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. In 2004, was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of, Epsilon Mu. In 2006, she received the prestigious honor of presenting at Sigma's 17th International Research Congress on the topic Long Term Health Care Solutions in Short Term Reimbursement Environments.
With a passion for promoting Evidence Based Practice (EBP), she developed a model of care in The Elderly with Relapsing Depression and Co-morbidity. This was selected for presentation at The University of Texas, 2003 Evidence Based Practice Summer Institute at San Antonio. In 2004, she presented the concept of EBP to the New York Adult Day Health Council Annual Conference, and subsequently led the way for developing the Adult Day Health Council EBP Research Collaborative, of which she is Chair. The current areas of study are Health Care Disparities in Diabetes and Hypertension Management. Students in the Baccalaureate program had the opportunity to participate with the implementation of research conducted at one the sites in Brooklyn. The clinical experience included developing an educational tool for populations with low health care literacy.
As liaison to NYCCT Nursing Academy Continuing Education Grant, Ms. Falk is responsible for scheduling expert consultant seminars in areas of educational need. Based on the Institute of Medicine Priority Areas for National Action, topics are selected that will have the greatest impact on improving health care outcomes. The goal of the Academy is the empowerment of nurses for implementation of research into clinical practice.