Mar 08, 2024

Webinar: Advancing Health Equity through Nursing Pathway Programs

March 18, 2024

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Learn about innovative programs that bring health care career opportunities to communities underrepresented in nursing and allied health professions. Hear how these programs work, what their outcomes are, and lessons learned.

Several featured programs are funded through the Health Equity and Nursing Innovations Fund, awarded by the AARP Center for Health Equity through NursingSM (A-CHEN) and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That fund awards promising solutions aimed at eliminating structural inequities within the nursing profession, health systems, or community, and for projects that help improve access to care and services for those most disproportionately impacted by health disparities.   

The webinar was hosted by A-CHEN and the Campaign for Action.

Welcoming Remarks by AARP 


Piri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, FAAN, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Actionand University of California Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing  


Garrett Chan, RN, PhD, FAAN, CaliforniaHealthImpact 
Martha Dawson, PhD, RN, FAAN, National Black Nurses Association  
Patricia Fernandez, MEd, Summer Health Institute for Nursing Exploration and Success (SHINES) 
Aron King, MS, RN, Summer Health Institute for Nursing Exploration and Success (SHINES) 
Elizabeth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN Brandywine School District Lifesavers Program 
Andrea Poynter PhD, MSN, RN-CNE, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 
Rebecca Shumaker, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Meritus Health 


PowerPoint Presentation (.pdf)

Blog post about Summer Health Institute for Nursing Exploration and Success (SHINES) program

Blog post about Brandywine School District Lifesavers Program

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