NWP: Have You Heard of the Mental Health First Aid Project? Wendy with Kim Kim, MSN, RN, CDCES
Kim Kim, MSN, RN, CDCES is a Diabetes Nurse Care Manager at SoNE Health in Hartford, CT and a Clinical Instructor at Quinnipiac University. She is passionate about interventions to address racial and ethnic disparities and is currently working on a grant funded project to address social influencers of health in adults living with type 2 diabetes. Kim is a graduate of University of Saint Joseph and Sacred Heart university and is a certified diabetes care and education specialist. She is a member of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (ADCES) CT Coordinating Body. She is very passionate about person centered care and empowerment. She utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to engage people living with diabetes on their wellness journey. Kim is the immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) – Hartford Chapter and serves on the board of directors, working collaboratively to introduce students to minority nursing organizations. Kim also serves on the NAHN Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She completed the ANHE Health Equity & Anti-Racism Leadership Institute and continues to engage the nursing community in anti-racism work to further the mission of NAHN and increase, retain and promote a diverse nursing workforce. She has been a part of the New England Minority Nurse Leadership Conference planning committee for the past two years and is assisting members of NAHN Hartford Chapter and the Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association (NCBNA) access Mental Health First Aid training. She credits her experiences as a child, observing her father navigate racism and discrimination as an immigrant with limited English proficiency in contrast to her Caucasian mother, in fueling her determination to be a change agent. Kim resides in Bloomfield, CT with her two daughters and dog and enjoys learning how to salsa dance, reading, hiking and connecting with nature, exploring new food spots in the state and visiting the beach.
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