Promoting Health Equity Through Community-Engaged Research Highlighted in Annual State of the Science Review

Jan. 24, 2024

Thorofare, NJ – Each year in the January/February issue, Research in Gerontological Nursing (RGN) publishes an Annual State of the Science Review (formerly State of the Science Commentary) to update the professional community on the state of the science for one aspect of gerontological nursing research. Written by esteemed experts, this contribution to the scientific discussion is designed to review progress, chart the course of future research, and coalesce priorities.

The 2024 Annual State of the Science Review, “Synthesizing Best Practices to Promote Health Equity for Older Adults Through Community-Engaged Research,” by Fayron Epps, PhD, RN; Janelle Gore, MPH; Jason D. Flatt, PhD, MPH; Ishan C. Williams, PhD; Lisa Wiese, PhD, RN, APHN-BC; Sara S. Masoud, PhD, MPH; and Nicole Franks, MD, with a Response to the Commentary by Jonathan Jackson, PhD, highlights the path to equity that community-engaged research offers.

“The 2024 Commentary is timely and provides a roadmap to achieve equity in research on health and aging,” states Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Editor of RGN. “Dr. Epps and colleagues provide both a persuasive argument for community-engaged research and a guide for researchers who want to adopt this approach. Their exemplars illustrate the rewards of inclusion and inspire action. “

The Annual State of the Science Review has become an important, anticipated, and thought-provoking yearly publication in the field of gerontology. Access this year’s article in the free January/February 2024 issue at

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