We are pleased to announce that the article “Conducting a health education needs assessment in rural Nicaragua” has been published in Health Education Journal. It represents the research conducted by Johnathan Steppe, Barbara Blake, Amanda Dyal, Theresa Bailey, Kandice Porter, and our own Jon Thompson.

The research design included a mixed-methods approach that used a quantitative survey and a qualitative questionnaire to determine health education priorities in the rural community of Los Robles, Nicaragua. The quantitative survey was completed by 125 participants to gauge the importance of specific health topics, while 49 of those participants also completed a qualitative questionnaire that solicited information about participants’ current health knowledge, beliefs, and practices. You may read the online abstract here.

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