Join Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in exploring healthcare inequities in New Hanover County and identifying solutions to drive change, as it relates to hospice and palliative care. The summit offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to gain valuable information from diversity professionals and engage in frank discussions on breaking healthcare barriers that can prevent people from accessing services that could improve their quality of life. Unity within our medical community to acknowledge and work to reach all people and families is important.
Equity and the Impact to End-of-Life Care
Aparna Gupta, DNP, FACHE, CPHQ, CRNP
NHPCO’s Diversity Advisory Council
Approximately 1.5 million Americans access Medicare Hospice and Palliative Care benefits annually. Yet, significant disparities exist in diverse populations in accessing these care services. Gupta helps attendees understand hospice and palliative care through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and aims to break down barriers through knowledge sharing, data collection, and collaborative discussion.
Advancing Health Equity in the Cape Fear Region
(Home and Hospice Care)
Debra Farrington, BA in Psychology and LCSW
Chief Health Equity Office for NC DHHS
Historically and systematically, many people in North Carolina have been denied access to services, resources, and power relationships across economic, political, and cultural dimensions. Inequities continue due to systemic, durable, and persistent racism; discrimination; and other forms of oppression. Farrington examines regional health equity challenges and invites attendees to explore creative solutions to this ongoing problem.
REGISTRATION CLOSES 10/14/23
Driving Change: Health Equity Summit 2023
Register for Lower Cape Fear LifeCare's Health Equity Summit 2023