May 11, 2020

Building Coalitions to Promote Health Equity: A Toolkit for Action

March 10, 2020

11:33 AM - 12:00 PM ET

This webinar, which is part of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Learning Collaborative, reviews toolkit Building Coalitions to Promote Health Equity: A Toolkit for Action. 


  • Piri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Faculty Development for Education and Co-Director Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce, University of California Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Dr. Piri Ackerman-Barger is an associate clinical professor at the University of California Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She directs Faculty Development for Education. at UC Davis Health. She also serves as a co-director and a researcher for the Center for a Diverse Healthcare working to diversify the health professions pipeline.

Over her career Dr. Ackerman-Barger has combined her expertise in nursing and education to advance a program of instruction on workforce diversity; education equity; and institutional sustainability that she has presented nationally to thousands of participants. Her research identifies strategies to cultivate the skills and knowledge that healthcare providers, educators, and leaders need to diversify the healthcare pipeline. Her ongoing interdisciplinary work on diversity, equity, and inclusion has been recognized by UC Davis through: the Charles P. Nash Humanitarian Award, Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and an Award for Teaching Excellence,

As one of four national diversity consultants for the Campaign for Action, a partnership of AARP and RWJF, Dr. Ackerman-Barger serves 17 state action coalitions across the country establishing programs, creating policies and structures to advance heath equity and build bridges that drive and sustain a Culture of Health. She provides critical guidance and leadership in an innovative mentoring program, Diversifying the Nursing Workforce: Mentoring for Student Retention and NCLEX Success at Historically Black Colleges and Universities designed to enhance HBCUs’ capacity to increase the pipeline of culturally diverse students entering nursing.