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Presented on: Wednesday, August 17th at 11:30 (CST)

To what extent are health profession educators ready for the future of health care education? Today’s educator must lead with unshakeable determination to narrow the gulf between the realities of the health care and the goals of health equity. Social mission creates a meaningful framework to guide educators in their pursuit to graduate future providers positioned to dismantle threats to healthcare outcomes. But how can educators efficiently operationalize the concept of social mission? This webinar is for thought-conscious and innovative educators who support the vision of healthier communities and are eager to move forward.

Humans give breath to all that undermines and advances health equity. Join us as we pause to discuss:

  • Efforts to reconcile the complexities of health equity.
  • Social mission as a catalyst to healthier communities.

Presented by:

Dr. Kenya Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Provost at Chamberlain University, has spent her nursing career committed to dismantling health care disparities and leading efforts to advance the needle toward social justice. To support the transition of nurse clinicians to the educator role, she co-founded the nation’s first Nurse Faculty Residency program at Chamberlain University.

Whether serving as the primary investigator on a million-dollar workforce diversity grant, consulting with schools on designing a multicultural curriculum that upholds social mission, serving as a reviewer for the Future of Nursing’s 2020-2030 report, or collaborating with the NLN Taking Aim Initiative, Dr. Beard has continuously amplified the ideals of social mission. As a 2012 Macy Faculty Scholar, she founded the Center for Multicultural Education and Health Disparities. In 2014, as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, she co-produced healthcare disparity segments on WBAI-FM for over 400,000 listeners and interviewed experts on meaningful ways to improve health outcomes. More recently, to advance racial equity, she co-authored the National Academy of Medicines’ (NAM) Perspectives entitled Dismantling Systemic Racism and Advancing Health Equity throughout Research and the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing’s foundational report, Racism in Nursing, as a Commissioner for the National League of Nursing.

Today, Dr. Beard Chairs the New York State Board of Nursing. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, and the Academy of Nursing Education. She is an editorial board member for the American Journal of Nursing and is Chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.

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