Louise Kahn, MSN, MA, RN, CPNP

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    Louise Kahn

Clinical Educator

Univeristy of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

Currently, Faculty in Community Health and Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. Previously, Project Director, New Mexico Community Foundation's "Strengthening New Mexico Families" Community Health Nursing Project, a substance abuse prevention and health care access project which integrates community health nurses into eight rural early childhood programs across New Mexico , including the border with Mexico , the Navajo Reservation, and other rural communities. Kahn has been a community-based nurse practicioner and community health nurse in urban and rural communities of Colorado and New Mexico for the past twenty-two years. Her primary focus has been on developing strategies and service systems to care for economically and socially marginalized families with children. She has worked in collaboration with community groups and agencies to develop and sustain culturally competent domestic violence services, health care services in homeless and battered women's shelters, and health care and advocacy services for immigrant and medically indigent families. Currently, she is involved in local and statewide efforts to implement evidence-based nurse home visitation and integration of immigrants into health care in New Mexico, as well as efforts to integrate early childhood and family support services across funding sources in an effort to provide more effective and comprehensive family-centered services. Kahn has been involved with numerous community coalitions and organizing efforts, and at this time is an active member and participant in the Bernalillo County Comprehensive Health Council, the Community Coalition for Health Access and is Board President of OFFCenter Community Arts Project, which works to build community through art and community development strategies.