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Diversity and Equity Virtual Speaker Series

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to learn tips on how to be an advocate for immigrant and refugee patients as part of its fall 2022 Diversity and Equity Speaker Series.

The discussion is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, via Zoom. The discussion will be in two parts.

Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP, FNP, MPH, assistant professor at Frontier Nursing University in Olympia, Washington, will present “Being a Nurse Advocate for your Immigrant and Refugee Patients.”
The discussion aims to:
• Define the role of a nurse advocate and how it applies to each nurse.
• Discuss how nurses can act as advocates in the individual, hospital system, and government.
• Name three resources that nurses can use in providing care for immigrants and refugees.

Adolfo G. Cuevas, PhD, the Gerald R. Gill Assistant Professor of Race, Culture, and Society in the Department of Community Health, and director of the PSDHealth Group at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, will present “Afro-Latinos: Documenting and addressing racial health inequities within the Latino/Hispanic population”
The discussion aims to:
• Discuss racial disparities in morbidity and mortality within the Latino/Hispanic population.
• Describe social determinants that contribute to racial health inequities among Latinos/Hispanics.
• Summarize potential strategies to reduce disparities and improve the health of Afro-Latinos.

To receive the Zoom link please REGISTER through this link: https://bit.ly/UTHEALTH0922 or scan QR code.

Similar conversations will take place monthly through November on topics related to diversity and inclusion. A list of topics and speakers can be found on the UTHealth Houston intranet.