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Nancy Findholt

Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing La Grande Campus
One University Blvd., SN-EOU
La Grande, Ore. 97850
Phone: 541 962-3648
FAX: 541 962-3737
E-mail: findholt@ohsu.edu

 

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My research is focused on prevention of childhood obesity in rural communities, with an emphasis on environmental influences on children's physical activity and diets.  I am also interested in rural community participation in health promotion.  Since 2005, I have been Principal Investigator for U.C. (Union County) Fit Kids, a community-based participatory research project for childhood obesity prevention in Union County, Oregon.  My community partners include the public schools, Union County Commission on Children & Families, the OSU-Union County Extension Service, and other community organizations.  I use mixed methods, including survey, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and field observation. 

TEACHING

I am co-faculty in NURS631, Nursing Science Focus Area, and teach Community-Based Participatory Research in the online MPH program, as well as Leadership & Outcomes Management in Nursing in the undergraduate program in La Grande.

Service Activities

Member, Research Council, OHSU School of Nursing
Member, Advancement, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, OHSU School of Nursing
Member, Oregon Public Health Association Board of Directors
Member, Western Institute of Nursing Membership Committee

Research

Current Research

USDA/National Institute of Food & Agriculture
Engaging Youth as Advocates to Create Healthy Snacking Zones around Rural Schools
(Findholt PI, Shannon, Izumi, Nguyen, Brogoitti, & Smith).


Completed Research

Betty Gray Rural Health Development Fund
Developing a Youth-Driven Strategy to Promote Healthy Snacking Among Rural Children
Findholt PI

Betty Gray Rural Health Development Fund
Practices, Barriers, and Training Needs of Rural Health Care Practitioners Relevant to the Management of Pediatric Obesity
Findholt PI, Michael, & Davis

NIH/NINR
A Community-University Partnership to Prevent Obesity in Rural Children
Findholt PI, Michael, Jerofke, & Brogoitti

Northwest Health Foundation
Strengthening Community capacity for Childhood Obesity Prevention in union County, Oregon
Findholdt PI & Brogoitti

Northwest Health Foundation
Assessing the Influence of the Rural School and Community Environments on the Physical Activity Patterns and Food Choices of Rural Children
Findholt PI, Michael, Jerofke, & Brogoitti

Betty Gray Rural Health Development Fund
Development of a Community-University Partnership to Prevent Overweight in Rural Children
Findholt PI

Northwest Health Foundation
The Influence of Rurality on Community Participation in a Community Health Development Initiative
Findholt PI

 

Selected Publications

Findholt, N., Davis, M., & Michael, Y. (2013). Perceived barriers, resources, and training needs of rural primary care providersrelevant to the management of childhood obesity. The Journal of Rural Health, (29), s17-s24. doi:10.111/jrh.12006.

Findholt, N.E., Michael, Y.L., Jerofke, L.J., & Brogoitti, V.W. (2011). Environmental influences on children’s physical activity and eating habits in a rural Oregon county. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(2), e74-e84.  Available at http://ajhpcontents.org/ 

Findholt, N.E., Michael, Y.L., & Davis, M.M. (2011). Photovoice engages rural youth in childhood obesity prevention. Public Health Nursing, 28(2), 186-192.

Findholt, N.E, Michael, Y.L., Davis, M.M., & Brogoitti, V.W. (2010). Environmental influences on children’s physical activity and diets in rural Oregon: Results of a youth photovoice project. Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care, 10(2), 11-20. Available at: http://www.rno.org/journal/index.php/online-journal

Findholt, N.E., Jerofke, L., Michael, Y.L., & Brogoitti, V.W. (2010). The influence of the rural environment on children’s physical activity and eating behaviors. In C.A. Winters & H.J. Lee (Eds.), Rural Nursing: Concepts, Theory, Practice (3rd ed., pp. 401-409). New York: Springer.

Findholt, N. (2009). The culture of rural communities: An examination of rural nursing concepts at the community level. In H. J. Lee & C. Winters (Eds), Rural Nursing: Concepts, Theory, Practice (3rd ed., pp. 373-383). New York: Springer.  

Findholt, N.E. (2007). Application of the Community Readiness Model for childhood obesity prevention. Public Health Nursing, 24(6), 565-570.

Findholt, N. (2005). The culture of rural communities:  An extension of rural nursing theory. In H. J. Lee & C. Winters (Eds), Rural Nursing: Concepts, Theory, Practice (2nd ed., pp. 301-310). New York: Springer.  

Fahs, P.S., Findholt, N.E., & Daniel, S.D.  (2003). Themes and Issues in Rural Nursing Research.  In M.S. Collins (Ed.), Teaching/Learning Activities for Rural Community-Based Nursing Practice (pp. 156-169).  Binghamton, NY:  Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University.