2021 Health Equity Summit Day 2

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 0.00 CE contact hours, 0.00 CE pharmacology hours

Course Overview

Race can have a significant impact on the healthcare you receive and even your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Join us on a discussion into health disparity and health equity considerations.

On day two of the 2-day summit join Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah of Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Public Health to discuss community assessments and tools to combat health disparities and social detriments of health.  Next, Dr. Olajide Williams Chief of Staff of the department of neurology at Columbia University explains how systemic racism and implicit bias impact patients and communities, including an engaging case study.  Dr. Lisa Lewis Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing describes how to work towards preparing a diverse nursing workforce to meet the needs of a diverse healthcare patient population. 

 View day 1 of the Health Equity Summit.

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 0.00 CE contact hours, 0.00 CE pharmacology hours


Learning Objectives

Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health: Community Assessments and Tools

  • Define social determinants of health (SDOH) and their relationship to health disparity
  • Describe how SDOH impacts cardiovascular health
  • Review available assessments and tools to identify the SDOH in your community and among your patients
  • Discuss how you and your clinical practice can positively impact SDOH

Systemic Racism and Implicit Bias: Impact on Our Patients and Our Communities

  • Define systemic racism and describe its impact on social and economic opportunities
  • Outline the relationship between racism and health disparities
  • Identify types of implicit bias and how it can be manifested in clinical settings
  • Describe individual and institutional efforts that can effectively address implicit bias as a component of ending racial health disparities

Preparing a Diverse Nursing Workforce to Meet the Healthcare Needs of a Diverse Population

  • Describe the racial and ethnic background of the nursing workforce and compare them to the patients they care for.
  • Explain the need for developing and sustaining a more diverse nursing workforce.
  • Review current efforts to diversify nursing student populations, retain students and nurses of color, and provide culturally responsive education, training, and support.


  • Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, RN
  • Olajide Williams, MD, MS
  • Lisa Lewis, PhD, RN

PCNA is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.