Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Individuals have the right to attain their highest level of health but policies often do not match the realities.  Join Dr. Kenya Beard on Oct. 11 for a powerful discussion on “Health Equity Through My Lens.” We’ll explore the face of health equity in your community, reflect on current challenges, and share critical approaches to advancing health equity.

Kenya Beard is associate vice president for curriculum and instruction at Jersey College in Teterboro, N.J., and a 2012 Josiah Macy faculty scholar. An expert on creating inclusive environments that foster diversity, she is the founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Health Disparities. Her research focuses on ways to strengthen the capacity of academia to better prepare a diverse workforce that can deliver culturally responsive care and eliminate health disparities.

This fireside chat, sponsored by the School of Nursing Diversity Committee, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Room T-301, Magnuson Health Sciences Building. All faculty, staff and students are invited. Map