Health Equity and Poverty Workshop

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Health Equity and Poverty Workshop is hosted for nursing students by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The day-long workshop provides nursing students the opportunity to hear, firsthand, from leaders in communities of color on the issue of health and poverty.

Workshop agenda includes:

  • Health Equity in Native Communities: Challenges and Opportunities; Patrice H. Kunesh J.D., MPA. Executive Director, Peȟíŋ Haha Consulting
  • Food Insecurity in Minnesota and Hunger Solutions; Jill Westfall, BA, MPA, Communications Manager, Hunger Solutions
  • College Students Count: Educate and Mobilize About Census 2020; Adrienne Falcon, PhD, Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership Department of Public and Nonprofit Leadership, Metropolitan State University MN Census 2020 Higher Education Coordinator for the MN State Demographer.
  • Liberation in the Exam Room: Implementing a Racial Justice Framework; Dr. Ruth Staus, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Professor in College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Metropolitan State University  , Social Medicine, Equal Health, Mirebalais, Haiti.
  • ACES and Childhood Trauma – Creating Community Programs; Anna Lynn, MPP, Mental Health Promotion Coordinator Minnesota Department of Health
  • Childhood Trauma – Public Health Nursing Interventions in the Community Panel Discussion and Interactive Case Studies; Tara Goebel, MSN. PHN, LSN, Coordinator, Mental Health Services South Washington County School District Community Faculty, Metropolitan State University; Erin Carder, MSN, RN, PHN, Public Health Supervisor Family Health Unit, Dakota County Public Health
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Information; B. Jones, M.Ed. Academic Advisor, DNP, Metropolitan State University

For more information, contact Dr. Debra Eardley: 651-398-9730.


Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources by email, or by phone at 651-793-1549, if you need disability-related accessibility accommodations, including parking.