Presentations and Publications

Published articles:

St. John, J., Beaudoin, C. E., Nimmons, K., Adame, D., & Ory, M. (2013). Promotores and ÉPICO: A model for implementing a cancer training and education program among Hispanics with increased cancer risk. Texas Public Health Journal, 65(1), 20-24.

St. John, J., Garibay, A., Nimmons, K. (2014). “Case Study on Supervising CHWs: Notes from the Center for Community Health Development’s National CHW Training Center”. Gutierrez Kapheim M and Campbell J. Best Practice Guidelines for Implementing and Evaluating Community Health Worker Programs in Health Care Settings. Chicago, IL: Sinai Urban Health Institute, January 2014.

Nimmons, K., Beaudoin, C. E., & St. John, J. A. (October 2015). The outcome evaluation of a CHW cancer prevention intervention: Testing individual and multilevel predictors among Hispanics living along the Texas-Mexico border. Journal of Cancer Education.

 

Presentations:

Accepted for 2018:

  1. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Sanchez, M., Saldana, P., Catanach, C., Helduser, J., Bolin, J. (2018, February). Disseminating Cancer Education & Navigation Training to CHWs. Poster presentation at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  2. Macareno, B., Nimmons, K., Sanchez, M., Saldana, P., Catanach, C., Bolin, J. (2018, March). Community Health Worker and Stakeholder Training and Affiliations to Disseminate Cancer Education and Navigation Information in Texas. Oral presentation at the Texas Public Health Association Annual Education Conference. Waco, TX.

2017:

  1. Bolin J., Nimmons K, Macareno B, Sanchez M. (2017, November). Dissemination Panel (Lessons Learned). Invited panel presentation at CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference. Austin, TX.
  2. Bolin, J., Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Sanchez, M. (2017, November). Engaging community health workers for cancer education and navigation. Poster presentation at CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference. Austin, TX.
  3. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Guel, T., Valdez, E., Saldana, P., Martinez, D., Harvey, I., Lautner, S. (2017, November). Implementing a CHW Tobacco Cessation Curriculum in Texas. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  4. Macareno, B., Nimmons, K., Manusov, E., Fernandez, F., Elizondo, A., Boscan, G., Trevino, L., Aguirre, J.C., Saldana, P., Martinez, D. (2017, November). Interprofessional Education: Partnering with CHWs to Lead Oral Health Outreach in rural South Texas. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  5. Nimmons, K., Ory, M., Castillo, E., Guel, E., Valdez, E., Gabriel, O. (2017, November). Engaging CHWs in Environmental Approaches to Obesity Reduction. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  6. Nimmons, K., Ory, M., Flores, S., Martinez, D., Flores, R. (2017, November). Integrating CHWs in a South Texas regional initiative to reduce the impact of chronic disease and disability. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  7. Bolin, J., Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Sanchez, M., Saldana, P., Catanach, C., Helduser, J. (2017, November). Cancer education and navigation community health worker training outcomes after implementation of the cancer dissemination project in Texas. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  8. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Saldana, P., Sanchez, M., Helduser, J., Bolin, J. (2017, August). Developing and Implementing CHW-led Cancer Education Programs. Oral presentation at the Community Health Worker Unity Conference. Dallas, TX.
  9. Delgado, J., Macareno, B., Manusov, E., Fernandez, F., Aguirre, J.C., Hernandez, E., Nimmons, K., Boscan, G., Elizondo, A. (2017, August). Role of a CHW in Oral Health in a Colonia. Poster presentation at the Community Health Worker Unity Conference. Dallas, TX.
  10. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Sanchez, M. (2017, August). Partnering with Non-Traditional Stakeholders for CHW Identification, Training, and Support. Roundtable presentation at the Community Health Worker Unity Conference. Dallas, TX.
  11. Shah, N., Nimmons, K. (2017, August). Reimagining Community Health Care: The Impact and Innovation of CHWs. Roundtable presentation at the Community Health Worker Unity Conference. Dallas, TX.
  12. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Saldana, P., Martinez, D., Guel, T., Valdez, E. (2017, May). Development of a Tobacco Cessation Training for CHWs. Poster presentation at the National Rural Health Association Health Equity Conference. San Diego, CA.
  13. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Saldana, P., Sanchez, M., Helduser, J., Bolin, J. (2017, May) Disseminating Cancer Education and Navigation Information for CHWs. Poster presentation at the National Rural Health Association Health Equity Conference. San Diego, CA.
  14. Macareno, B., Nimmons, K., Manusov, E., Fernandez, F., Elizondo, A., Boscan, G., Hernandez, E., Aguirre, J.C., Saldana, P., Martinez, D (2017, May). Collaborating to Support CHW-led Oral Health Outreach. Poster presentation at the National Rural Health Association Health Equity Conference. San Diego, CA.
  15. Alaniz, A., Nimmons, K. (2017, February). Developing a Community Health Worker Training Model for Latinos in Rural Texas. Oral presentation at the Communities Joined in Action Conference. San Antonio, TX.

2016:

  1. Macareno, B., Nimmons, K., Martinez, D., Saldana, P. (2016, November) Training Community Health Workers to address social isolation and nonacceptance of LGBTQ youth in Latino communities. Roundtable presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.
  2. Nimmons, K., Ory, M., Castillo, E., Constante, E., Valdez, E. (2016, November) CHW-led expansion of community health education program for physical activity. Oral presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.
  3. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Saldana, P., Helduser, J., Bolin, J. (2016, November) Disseminating Cancer Education and Navigation Resources to CHWs in Texas. Poster presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.
  4. Macareno, B., Escareno, J., Nimmons, K., Saldana, P., Martinez, D., Garney, W., Harvey, I., Constante, E., Valdez, E. (2016, November) Development of a curriculum for CHWs focused on tobacco cessation. Poster presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.
  5. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B. (2016, July). Tobacco Cessation: A Healthier You. Roundtable presentation presented at the CHW Unity Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  6. Macareno, B., Nimmons, K. (2016, July). CHW 101: Mobilizing CHWs to Improve Access to Care in Rural, Latino Communities. Roundtable presentation presented at the CHW Unity Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  7. Macareno, B., Nimmons, K., Alaniz, A., Garney, W. (2016, May) Developing a Promotora Model in Rural Texas. Poster presented at the National Rural Health Association Health Equity Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  8. Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Saldana, P., Martinez, D.. (2016, May) Training Promotoras to Advocate for LGBQT Latino Youth. Poster presented at the National Rural Health Association Health Equity Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  9. Manusov, E., Fernandez, F., George, D., Aguirre, J.C., Trevino, L., Nimmons, K., Martinez, D., Saldana, P. Macareno, B. (2016, April). Implementing a Community Health Worker/Promotor(a) Certification Curriculum with Evidence-Based, Community-Driven Mental/Behavioral Health Content – An Interprofessional Education and Training Model. Poster presented at the Baylor Scott & White Interprofessional Education & Research Symposium. College Station, TX.

2015:

  1. Nimmons, K., St John, J., Beaudoin, C., Saldana, P., Martinez, D. (2015, November). Soliciting and incorporating CHW/promotora feedback: Lessons learned from a cancer education program in South Texas. Roundtable presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  2. Nimmons, K., Manusov, E., Nevers, N., Fernandez, F., George, D., Saldana, P., Martinez, D. (2015, November). Developing a stackable CHW certification curriculum with an emphasis on mental health as part of an integrated care model. Roundtable presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  3. Nimmons, K., Manusov, E., Fernandez, F., Aguirre, J.C., Trevino, L. (2015, July). CHW Growth and Development: A Model for a CHW Career Pathway. Roundtable presentation presented at the CHW Unity Conference. Memphis, TN.
  4. Nimmons, K. (2015, April). Using community health workers creatively and sustainably. Oral presentation presented at the National Rural Health Association Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

2014:

  1. Nimmons, K., St. John, J., Beaudoin, C., Saldana, P., Martinez, D. (2014, November). Relationship between CHW characteristics and residents’ knowledge in a CHW-led cancer education intervention: Project outcomes and strategies. Roundtable presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  2. John, J., MacCarty, B., Nimmons, K. (2014, November).  To be or not to be: Flexible framework or standardized curriculum for training CHWs/promotores from diverse communities – Experiences from Texas. Roundtable presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  3. John, J., Nimmons, K. (2014, November).  CHWs on fire but not burnt out. Oral presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  4. Garney, W.R., Nimmons, K., McLeroy, K, Castle, B.F., & Wendel, M.L. (2014, November). Using Structural Equation Modeling to Explore Relationships between Access, Accessibility, and Health Status. Oral presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  5. Garney, W.R., Nimmons, K., Castle, B.F., Roach, A., Allen, B., St. John, J., Alaniz, A. & Wendel, M.L. (2014, November). Using Community Health Workers to Increase Awareness about the Affordable Care Act in a Rural Community. Oral presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  6. Nimmons, K., St. John, J. (2014, May). Tips for Maintaining CHWs’ Passion and Preventing Burnout. Oral presentation presented at the CHW Unity Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  7. Nimmons, K., St. John, J. (2014, May). Techniques and Results from a CHW-led Cancer Education Intervention in South Texas. Roundtable presentation presented at the CHW Unity Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  8. St John, J., Nimmons, K., Saldana, P., Martinez, D. (2014, January). EPICO (Education to Promote Improved Cancer Outcomes) – Training CHWs to Educate the Public on Cervical Cancer and HPV. Oral presentation presented to the HPV & Cervical Cancer Summit, Houston, TX.

2013:

  1. Nimmons, K., St. John, J., Beaudoin, C. (2013, December). Community Health Worker Delivery of Cancer Education Trainings. Oral presentation presented to the National Rural Health Association Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  2. Nimmons, K., St. John, J., Beaudoin, C., Saldana, P. (2013, November). Using Community Health Workers to Promote Breast Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship Education in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Poster presented at Breast Health Collaborative of Texas Breast Health Summit, Houston, TX.
  3. Nimmons, K., St. John, J., Beaudoin C., Adame, D. (2013, November). A Sustainable Community Health Worker Model for Training, At-Risk, Disadvantaged Populations in Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship. Oral presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  4. John, J., Beaudoin, C., Adame, D., Nimmons, K. (2013, November). Community Health Workers Educate At-Risk Hispanic Residents on Cancer Prevention Globally and Locally. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  5. Adame, D., St. John, J., Beaudoin, C., Nimmons, K. (2013, November). A Cross-Border Model for Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship through the Use of Community Health Workers/Promotores in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  6. Nimmons, K., St. John, J., Adame, D., Beaudoin, C. (2013, March). A Bicultural, Cross-Border Model for Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Poster presented at Houston Global Health Collaborative ADVANCE Global Health Conference, Houston, TX.