Health Equity

No one knows more about their patients than nurses. We are the ones who are most tuned in to the ups and downs in their lives, how they live, what they can (or can’t) afford, who they do (or don’t) have to lean on for support. We are the ones who are best positioned to understand the obstacles to good health that create health inequities—poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.


Nurse influencer Pat McMurray says that whoever you are, wherever you work, you have opportunities — both big and small — to advance equity.

Acts of Justice

Season Two — Episode 05

Cyrus Batheja’s perspective on breaking down barriers in health care – specifically housing – is grounded in his own lived experience.

Housing as a Determinant of Health

Season Two — Episode 04

Nikki Greenaway, an NP and expert on women’s health, educates us about Black maternal health disparities and how nurses can address them.

Medical MacGyver

Season Two — Episode 03

Stacy Hutton Johnson shares the world of possibilities that open up when policymakers and providers come together to meet community needs.

Answering a Call to the Moment

Season Two — Episode 02

Nurse researcher Jasmine Travers kicks off our season with a discussion of the big issues holding us back from achieving health equity.

Diversity, Disparities, Determinants, Oh My!

Season Two — Episode 01

Every nurse treating oncology patients can help reduce cancer care inequity — there is no shortage of opportunities, both small and large.

Not Just COVID: Inequities in Cancer Care, Plus What You Can Do About Them

10 min read

Health inequity can be deadly. Lovoria Williams joins us to talk about medical bias, culturally relevant care and nurses as change-agents.

A Disturbing Narrative

Season One — Episode 05

The pandemic laid bare health care’s racial disparities. Where do we go from here?

It’s Not Just Unfair, It’s Inequitable

8 min read

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