The existence of racial disparities in health care in the United States is heavily documented. And what becomes crystal clear from boundary-breaking clinicians addressing health disparities is that representation matters! When the person who cares for you, looks like you – trust and quality of care improve. Cultivating a diverse workforce that looks and lives like the communities they care for requires a concerted effort that begins in our schools and training programs.
In this episode, recorded on the road at Sigma Nursing’s Creating Healthy Work Environments conference, we meet Nurse Practitioner Selena Gilles, DNP, ANP-BC, CNEcl, FNYAM, associate dean and clinical associate professor at NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing and learn how she’s fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the academic setting in order to build a more representative workforce and how practicing globally builds a deeper understanding of your own neighborhood.
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