Keynote I: Community Violence, Trauma, and Racial Healing
This live event occurred on May 17, 2023. This activity includes the recorded session for Keynote I. Select the Continue tab to review the session recording.
This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physicians' Assistants
- Psychologists and Counselors
- Registered Dietitians
- Social Workers
- Dental providers
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Examine how and why racial healing is a key component of racial equity and health equity
- Define diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and recognize why DEI is both a human and business imperative
- Explore the relationship between health equity, justice, and mental health
- Explore the use of big data, analytics, and artificial intelligence in promoting healthcare quality in safety-net settings
Gail Christopher, DN
Executive Director, National Collaborative For Health Equity
Dr. Gail Christopher is an award winning social change agent with expertise in the social determinants of health and well-being and in related public policies. She is known for her pioneering work to infuse holistic health and diversity concepts into public sector programs and policy discourse. Dr. Christopher recently retired from her role as Senior Advisor and Vice President at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where she was the driving force behind the America Healing initiative and the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation effort. Dr. Christopher also served as Kellogg’s Vice President for Program Strategy and worked on place-based programming in New Orleans and New Mexico.
In 1996, she was elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2015 she received the Terrance Keenan Award from Grantmakers in Health. She currently chairs the Board of the Trust for America’s Health. In 2019, she became a Senior Scholar with George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. Dr. Gail Christopher also became the Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity in 2019. In 2021, Dr. Christopher was elected by the APHA Governing Council to serve as the APHA Honorary Vice President for the United States.
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