Precision health research and implementation reviewed through the conNECT framework

Usha Menon, Elizabeth Cohn, Charles A. Downs, Sheila M. Gephart, L. Redwine

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Background: Precision health is a population-based approach that incorporates big-data strategies to understand the complex interactions between biological, environmental, lifestyle, and psychosocial factors that influence health. Purpose: A promising tool to facilitate precision health research and its dissemination is the ConNECT Framework. Methods: Here, we discuss the relationship of the five broad and synergistic principles within the ConNECT Framework as they may apply to nursing science research: (1) Integrating Context, (2) Fostering a Norm of Inclusion, (3) Ensuring Equitable Diffusion of Innovations, (4) Harnessing Communication Technology, and (5) Prioritizing Specialized Training. Discussion/Conclusion: The principles within this framework can be used by nurse scientists and educators to guide and disseminate precision health research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-310
Number of pages9
JournalNursing outlook
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


  • Health equity
  • Precision health
  • Precision health research
  • Precision nursing science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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