In this session, participants learned about recent studies supporting the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. Speakers identitifed common concerns patients cite when hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy, and strategies for talking to patients, friends and family to encourage vaccination while pregnant.
Learn from Phoenix Matthews, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Illinois at Chicago, and their research in understanding and intervening on the factors associated with health inequalities among socially marginalized populations. We explored the compounded challenges nurses are facing in the healthcare space and community, including grief, institutional racism, and burnout.
Deborah Washington, PhD, RN, and John Nguyen-Yap, MSW shared on-the-ground initiatives in BIPOC communities, including services that promote culturally competent care and successful Public Service Announcements. We also explored strategies to improve access to vaccine education and distribution among Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities.
This session will discuss the impact of marginalization on equitable health outcomes and explain how to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged populations using a culturally intelligent, humanitarian approach.
Ethnocentrism and bias on stereotypes precipitate labels, stereotypes, and stigma. This session will discuss the impact of stigma on health care delivery and inequitable health outcomes. It will also explore strategies for combatting stigma-influenced to advance health equity.
This session will center on structural inequities in the nursing profession and the biopsychosocial impact on nurses. Special focus will be placed on tools and resources to optimize physical, emotional, and mental well-being and happiness among nurses.
This session will focus on reframing practices to intentionally advance health equity between nurses/nurse practitioners and patients by utilizing a whole-person centered care approach. Emphasis will be placed on community collaboration and quality of healthcare delivery.
In this session, we learned key insights to building and sustaining successful community partnerships to support the COVID response. We heard from Trey George, President and CEO of Topeka Housing Authority and Mari Tucker, RENEW Partnership Liaison at Washburn University School of Nursing, who shared more about their unique partnership and community-based approach.