Lansing Community College

LCC Courageous Conversations series continues

By Marilyn Twine

Recognizing and Addressing Racial Disparities in Health Care

Courageous Conversations: A two-part series on Recognizing and Addressing Racial Disparities in Health Care 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 18

LANSING, Mich. – LCC’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Health and Human Services Division will kick off a two-part series on Recognizing and Addressing Racial Disparities in Health Care 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

LCC Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Tonya Bailey launched this conversation series in Sept. 2020 using a dialogue style format that brings participants together in conversation, while conducting self-reflections, active listening, and group learning to discuss difficult topics.

“These campus-wide courageous conversations bring diverse members of our community together for honest dialogue about race,” said Bailey.

The next series is a two-part discussion on the racial disparities in health care. The COVID-19 pandemic reintroduced long-standing systemic health and social inequities that are common to many people of color.

Dr. Bailey will discuss disparities experienced by marginalized populations in healthcare, and the healthcare industry in Michigan with her guests, Chelena Bell, Workforce and Health Professions Training Manager at Michigan Primary Care Association; Deborah M. Lopez BS, BSN, RN, President of the Capital Area National Association of Hispanic Nurses; Meseret Hailu, RN, MSN, NE-BC, President of the Lansing-area Black Nurses Association; Jason Blanks, Executive Director at Capital Area Health Alliance; Melanie Brim, President & CEO at Michigan Health Council, and Terri Logghe, DNP, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Lansing Community College.

This event is FREE and open to the Greater Lansing community. The link to join the event can be found on the LCC Courageous Conversations webpage.

Dr. Bailey is widely respected in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion and was named to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.

 

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