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 Adult Nurse Practitioner in New York City where I provide Primary and Women’s Healthcare to diverse patient populations. I have a Bachelors’ Degree from Howard University, received my Master’s Degree 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. I have 30 years of clinical experience in healthcare, have been recognized with awards for Customer Service, Leadership, and Clinical Excellence, am active in my local Nurse Practitioner professional organization, and volunteer in my community by educating the public about becoming empowered healthcare consumers. When I am not working to reduce racial implicit bias and health disparities for patients of color, I enjoy watching movies with my son and cats, Cookie & Tiger (Yes, they like movie time too!). I am an avid meditator, dancer, lover of culture, and a social justice advocate.
Please watch this brief video to learn more about me and why I am passionate about health equity.
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.
Race & Primary
For Primary Care
Race & Primary Care 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.