What is Equity?
"What is equity? In the simplest terms, it means fairness, which is not necessarily the same thing as equality…It’s not about everybody getting the same thing, it’s about everybody getting what they need in order to improve the quality of their situation."
– Cynthia Silva Parker, Senior Associate at Interaction Institute for Social Change and Collaborative Social Change Agent
Source: Interaction Institute for Social Change | Artist: Angus Maguire
www.interactioninstitute.org and www.madewithangus.com
I am an experienced speaker and educator in racial health disparities and health equity. My talks focus on personal transformation and offer critical foundational concepts and language to inform future conversations about race, healthcare, and anti-racist action. My signature presentations have been well received by Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Nursing and Nutritionist professional organizations, multidisciplinary medical groups, and students planning to pursue careers in the health professions. I am also a practicing Adult Nurse Practitioner in New York City, providing Primary and GYN Primary Healthcare to diverse patient populations. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Howard University, my Master’s in Nursing, and Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and I am an Alumna of the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. As a clinician of over 30 years, I have received awards for Customer Service, Clinical Excellence, and Leadership. In addition, I volunteer in my community by educating the public about becoming empowered healthcare consumers. When not working to reduce racial implicit bias and health disparities for patients of color, you will find me meditating, dancing, enjoying cultural events, or watching movies with my son and cat, Cookie (RIP Tiger).
Please watch this brief video to learn more about me and why I am passionate about health equity.
Explore the complexities of race, implicit bias, health equity, and their impact on healthcare in this comprehensive course.
What Is Race & Why Does It Matter?
Implicit Bias & Health Equity Education for ALL
What People Are Saying
“The citations and resources are extensive (equal to a semester college course)... finding a CEU course that provides this much impact is rare. I highly recommend this course."
Robyn, Nurse Practitioner
Health Equity Through Education
Experiential and Transformational Keynote Talks, Town Halls, Interactive Presentations, and Workshops
What Is Race &
Why Does It Matter?
Highly Recommend for Everyone
What Is Race & Why Does It Matter? Seeks to unpack the concept of race by exploring how we as individuals, as healthcare providers, and as a society define race. Through a deeper knowledge of the complexities of this important topic, participants can begin to understand how race impacts the care we provide, patients' perceptions, experience, and health outcomes.
Primary Care Guidelines & Health Disparities: Why Race Matters
For Primary Care
Primary Care Guidelines & Health Disparities: Why Race Matters dives deep into the exploration of racial health disparities and offers 4 steps to improve the implementation of Primary Care and Preventative Health Guidelines and to help manage implicit bias when providing care to diverse populations.
Learn to be an
A history of racial inequity, negative experiences, and general fear has led many patients of color to avoid preventative healthcare. “Learn to Be an Educated Patient” empowers patients with information to help them live their best and healthiest lives.
Advancing Health Equity: What Can Nurses Do?
Keynote for Nurses
Advancing Health Equity: What Can Nurses Do? seeks to provide insight and tools for nurses to advance equity in their professional lives. Participants will learn the language of health and healthcare equity, in addition to the social and systemic factors that impact equity. Using the Future of Nursing 2030 as a framework, nurses will be inspired to take steps toward creating more equitable work environments, healthcare policies, and systems that will elevate the profession and benefit the diverse organizations and communities that we serve into the next decade.
Transformational Leadership Through a Racial Equity Lens
For Current and Future Healthcare Leaders
Transformational Leadership Through a Racial Equity Lens seeks to provide insight and tools for effective leadership during times of change and challenge. Participants will explore the foundations of Transformational Leadership, learn the language of healthcare and racial equity, engage in self-reflection and discussion. Leaders will be inspired to take steps toward creating more equitable work environments, healthcare policies, and systems for diverse organizations and marginalized communities.