Health equity is important for everyone to be able to live a healthy life. It is difficult to live a healthy lifestyle when there are vast differences in opportunities for good healthcare, education, safe and affordable housing, and access to good jobs. Nurses have an important role in health equity when providing care to their patients. Nurses play a vital part in helping patients achieve their highest level of health.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Define health equity
- Recognize the groups most affected by health disparities that contribute to health inequities
- Explore the nurse’s role in health equity
- Identify barriers to health equity
- Examine interventions to decrease barriers to health equity
This educational activity was developed for nurses, nursing home administrators and healthcare professionals.
This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing.
This course was written by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.
Brenda is a certified nurse educator and has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice along with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.