Equity in Healthcare
This session will address healthcare experiences and needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, disadvantaged populations within the end-of-life conversations, minority women, and adolescents.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Apply critical review methodology to develop a conceptual model for research and/or practice.
2. Describe the role of fundamental causes on social-behavioral antecedents of health behavior among deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
3. Analyze the levels of engagement and the roles that minorities have in making decisions about BC screening and treatment.
4. Evaluate the impact that adjustments in these areas may have for the minority populations and for the practitioners in the field.
5. Identify at least two lessons learned from the palliative care initiative.
6. Identify at least one perceived benefit of the palliative care initiative.
7. Discuss differences in HPV vaccination status and likelihood to receive a provider recommendation to be vaccinated by gender and parental education level.
8. Discuss opportunities for increasing HPV vaccination uptake and provider recommendations for HPV vaccination for young males.
Nicolette Powe, DrPH, MS, MCHES®
Engagement for Health
Nicolette Warren Powe is the Assistant Professor and Public Health Program Director at Youngstown State University, Department of Health Professions. Currently, Dr. Powe served as the Professional Development Board of Trustees for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Also, Dr. Powe is a consultant for Engagement for Health. Most recently, Dr. Nicolette Powe served as the Director of Health Equity at SOPHE, where her main duties were to address racial and ethnic community-based policy, systems, and environmental changes to reduce the risk factors associated with chronic diseases and lead SOPHE's additional efforts on health equity.
Tyler Glenn James, MS, CHES®
University of Florida
Tyler James is a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, and a Certified Health Education Specialist. Tyler's work focuses on applying quantitative and mixed methods to develop and advance health behavior theory, with particular application to health equity for marginalized populations.
Monica Lathan-Dye, DrPH, CHES®
Chief Executive Officer
Think & Imagine, Inc.
Monica Lathan-Dye is the Chief Executive Officer for Think & Imagine, Inc., an organization inspiring art, science, and innovation. She also serves as an Operations Research Analyst at the Food and Drug Administration building systems and processes to improve drug safety. Previously she worked at 2M Research Services where she served as a Director and Senior Evaluation Team Lead spearheading efforts to provide technical expert panel support and assess the impact of select federal programs. She also has served as a volunteer training community health care workers to meet the palliative care needs of family members impacted by loved ones dying of COVID-19.
Monica has over 25 years of public health experience and more than a decade of federal service in ASPR, HRSA, and NIH leading comprehensive data, evaluation, quality improvement, coalition building, and modernization initiatives. Her background also included serving as the scientific and policy liaison for the American Public Health Association and as a field epidemiologist in infectious diseases. She earned a Doctorate of Public Health from Morgan State University and has been a Certified Health Education Specialist for nearly 15 years. She is also a graduated Excellence in Government Fellow and DHHS Primary Health Care Policy Fellow. She also serves on NCHEC's Division Board for Professional Development.
In her leisure, Monica enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and the arts.
Dr. Nelson A. Atehortua De la Pena, MD, PhD, MPH
Jackson State University School of Public Health
Dr. Nelson Atehortua De la Pena, also known among colleagues and students as ?Dr. A?, is a medical doctor (MD) graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Cartagena (Colombia) with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Western Kentucky University (Health Education Concentration) and a PhD in Health Education from Texas A&M University. He rounded his scientific background with a Post-Doctoral training in Public Health Genomics in the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. He has been an accomplished professional with several fellowships, the most recent one from the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Transitional Research (MCCTR). In 2012, he received the Best New Investigator Award from the Genomics Group of the American Public Health Association.
Dr. Ashley V Parks, DrPH, MPH, MBA, MTech, MCHES®, CPH, CPHQ, HACP, CLSSBB, CPHRM, CHTS-IM, PMP, CS-MC, CPPS
Associate Professor/MPH Program Director
California Baptist University
Associate Professor & MPH Program Director, California Baptist University, Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Parks is an experienced educator and health administrator with a background in post-acute care and inpatient rehabilitation hospital quality and risk management. Dr. Parks currently works as an Associate Professor and the MPH Program Director in Public Health Sciences at California Baptist University (CBU) and as a healthcare quality consultant. Dr. Parks serves as the SOPHE Trustee for Professional Preparation. Prior to her current role, Dr. Parks worked previously as a Director of Managed Care at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and a Research Associate for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Dulce Martinez Luna
California Baptist University
Dulce is an MPH graduate who completed this work for her MPH thesis at California Baptist University. Dulce currently works with the California Department of Public Health as part of the COVID-19 response teams. Dulce also has experience working with local non-profits and county government agencies in public health and housing.