Speaker addresses health disparities
Dr. Johnea Kelley delivered the 23rd Annual Education Lecture sponsored by the Central Carolina Black Nurses Council, Inc. at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on Dec. 7.
Her presentation, "Join Me in a Conversation about Health Disparities," traced the historical development of sociopolitical practices and influencers that undergird health inequities, and offered interventions that can be implemented to ameliorate them.
Kelley is a retired nursing professor whose career spans and 59 years as a staff nurse, head nurse, nurse educator, and administrator in various hospitals, community settings and universities in Durham and throughout the United States.
The Distinguished Service Award was bestowed upon Jabar A. Akbar, RN, BSN, MPH for outstanding contributions to the chapter and community. Akbar is a nurse at Duke University Medical Center and is pursuing the MSN from Winston-Salem State University.