COVID-19 Is Deepening Health Disparities: Addressing the Community Impacts of This Global Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm EDT
Durham, North Carolina United States
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During global pandemics such as COVID-19, already vulnerable populations experience increased susceptibility to poor health outcomes due to underlying medical conditions, lack of resources, and decreased access to health care. Hear from Donna Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN, FAAN, director of the Duke University School of Nursing’s Community Health Improvement Partnership Program (D-CHIPP), and how her team of nursing faculty, staff and students are directly addressing the health disparities across our Durham community. Biederman will speak about her work to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks among the homeless population and share how nursing students are creating prevention education for clients at local nonprofits serving Durham’s most vulnerable populations.
Donna Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN, CPH, FAAN is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and director of the DUSON Community Health Improvement Partnership Program (D-CHIPP). Her expertise and scholarly focus includes social determinants of health, transitional care for homeless persons and housing policy. Her clinical experience includes 17 years in Emergency Department nursing and management and case management for homeless persons. Biederman is a fellow in the inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program where her focus was on Medicaid policy funding for tenancy support services for permanent supportive housing residents. Biederman is also the co-PI for Durham Homeless Care Transitions.