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HIMSSCast: Health equity, caregiver diversity and COVID-19

HIMSSCast host Jonah Comstock welcomes Sheldon Fields, RN, PhD, a researcher, overall health plan analyst, educator and advocate. He serves as Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at Penn State, To start with Vice President at the Nationwide Black Nurses Association, and founder and CEO of his very own consulting business, the SDF Group. On modern episode, they converse about some of the current overall health fairness worries introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic and how to beat them.


Speaking points:

  • Dr. Fields’ historical past as a nurse and academic.
  • The mission of the Nationwide Black Nurses’ Association,
  • How caregiver illustration aligns with care fairness.
  • Comparing the COVID-19 pandemic with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • How pandemics can illuminate overall health disparities.
  • The historical past of healthcare atrocities in the U.S., and its aftereffects.
  • Is vaccine hesitancy as major an issue as vaccine entry?
  • How minority nursing associations can support increase vaccine entry.
  • Well being fairness over and above the pandemic – like healthcare investigate.
  • How the NIH’s All of Us initiative has ongoing throughout the pandemic.

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