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Blueprint for Health Equity

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The HealthlinkNY Community Network, in partnership with the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, Tompkins Community Action, the Tompkins County Health Department and Care Compass Network, invites you to:
Friday, March 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Space @ Greenstar
700 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca

Space is limited–register today!

The Blueprint for Health Equity is an interactive learning experience focusing on the social determinants of health and on developing knowledge and skills to promote health equity.

The free event will include a panel presentation on social determinants of health–conditions where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.  Attendees will then participate in a group activity through which they may experience how the social determinants of health impact daily living.

Dr. Kenya Beard with provide a keynote presentation on Exploring Cultural Bias and its Impact on Health Outcomes. Dr. Beard is an Associate Professor at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, a nurse educator and a nurse practitioner with 30 years of experience in clinical settings, workforce diversity, and health equity. She is board certified in Nursing Education, Acute Care, Geriatrics and as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, National League for Nursing and the American Academy of Nursing, and serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Nursing. Dr. Beard is an engaging presenter and has worked with many groups throughout New York and nationally on building health equity.

A collaborative activity on strategies to increase health equity in our community will round out the day. 

Lunch will be provided. Continuing Education Units for Social Work and other professionals will be available. Please contact for more information.

Space is limited! There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. To learn more and to register, visit

Blueprint for Health Equity Agenda

8:00 am – Registration

8:30 am – Welcome

8:45 am – Defining the Social Determinants of Health (presented by local panelists)

10:30 am – Exploring the Social Determinants of Health (interactive experience)

12:00 pm – Empathy Mapping

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Keynote Presentation by Dr. Kenya Beard on Exploring Cultural Bias and its Impact on Health Outcomes

2:45 pm – Increasing Health Equity (collaborative activity)

This will be the first Blueprint for Health Equity event in our area. You can watch a short video about past events in the Hudson Valley region at

Thank you, and hope to see you on March 22!
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