Walden University Hosts Virtual Panel on Racial Inequalities in Health Care
Posted: October 20, 2021 at 12:09 p.m. EDT|Update: 27 minutes ago
MINNEAPOLIS, 20 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Walden University brings together a prestigious group of speakers for its next Talks for Good on “Racial inequalities in health care, ” which will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021 of 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
The virtual panel will focus on the systemic inequalities and implicit biases that affect healthcare, the link between systemic racism and the social determinants of health, and the importance of increasing diversity within the workforce. health work. Panelists will highlight how nurses and nurse educators play a central role in advocating for health equity and the changes healthcare professionals can implement to improve patient care.
Dr. Sandra davis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC, FAANP and Deputy Director of the National Nursing League (NLN) and Walden University College of Nurses Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change, will moderate the event. She co-chairs the NLN Goals Committee to educate nurse educators about societal inequalities affecting the health and well-being of communities of color. Davis is board certified as an acute care nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in faculty, administration, clinical practice and leadership roles. Prior to joining the NLN, Davis was Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the George Washington University Nursing school. As a researcher, Davis’s research interests include disparities and inequalities in health and the social and structural determinants of health.
The esteemed group of panelists includes:
Dr. Ernest Grant, IA, FAAN is the 36th president of the American Nurses Association, the nation’s largest nursing organization representing the interests of 4.3 million registered nurses. Dr. Grant has over 30 years of nursing experience and is an internationally recognized expert in burn care and fire safety. Previously, he was the Burn Awareness Coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in University of North Carolina (A C) Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Dr Grant is also an Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, where he works with undergraduate and graduate nursing students in the classroom and clinical settings. In 2002, the president George W. Bush presented Dr. Grant with the Nurse of the Year award for her work in treating burn victims at the World Trade Center site. In 2013, he received the BT Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award from North Carolina Education council for fire safety and people.
Dr. Adrianna nava, MPA, MSN, IA is President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and Head of Quality and Systems Improvement in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). In her role as NAHN, she has invested in the professional development of Latin American nurses by engaging them in community health initiatives in Chicago and inspire them to achieve higher levels of achievement. Dr Nava also focused her efforts on building the leadership capacity of nurses, with a focus on Latin American nurses. She has served the veterans of our country for most of her nursing career, and within the VHA, Dr. Nava has focused on developing the nursing workforce to improve nursing care. quality of care provided to ex-combatants. Dr Nava received the 2020 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Award for Excellence in Nursing and the 2019-2020 US Latino Leadership Fellowship from the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School.
Dr. Mahaman Moussa, DVM, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C is a senior faculty member of Walden University Master of Nursing program and the President and CEO of the Raouda Medical Center in Tahoua in Niger, Africa. As a certified family nurse practitioner, he has been a faculty member for over 10 years and has worked as a primary care provider in geriatrics. At Raouda Medical Center, Dr Moussa provides free, low-cost care to underserved populations of all ages. He oversees the operations of the 50-bed hospital and treats patients through telemedicine and during regular visits to Niger. In addition, it provides free medical services to underserved and uninsured patients at a free health clinic in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His research interests focus on global health and health literacy, and he has written a book entitled “An e-health approach to fostering diabetes awareness among African Americans”.
The Talks for good is part of Walden’s Mobilize for Good initiative, which celebrates its more than 50-year history of empowering the common good by recognizing its community’s passion and commitment to social change. In addition to Talks for Good, Walden gives back to schools and local organizations across the country as part of his Act for good program. Charitable acts have taken place in Tampa, Florida, Baltimore, Maryland, Houston, texas, Greensboro, North Carolina, Wilmington, Delaware and the Washington DC Region.
On Walden University
Over 50 years ago Walden University was founded to help adult learners achieve their academic goals and have a greater impact in their professions and communities. Students from across the United States and over 115 countries pursue a certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate online at Walden. The university offers over 100 diploma and certificate programs with over 260 specializations and concentrations. Walden University is accredited by the Higher Education Commission, hlcommission.org. For more information, please visit WaldenU.edu.
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