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Applying Drexel’s 1891 Vision to Address COVID-19 Health Inequities

May 12, 2021

Applying Drexel’s 1891 Vision to Address COVID-19 Health Inequities

  • Thursday, May 13
  • 7 to 9 p.m. EST
  • CEUs Available
  • Lecture and Panel Discussion
  • Via Live Webcast

Anthony J. Drexel understood the power of adaptability and innovation to meet societal demands. COVID-19 has stretched our individual and national capacity in ways never imaged. However, we are resilient, adaptable and innovative. This session will discuss how Drexel's Vision is more relevant than ever and how it can be leveraged to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, particularly the health disparities that lead to the worst outcomes. We will discuss strategies and roles for physical therapists in the classroom, the clinic and the community that will help produce a more rapid and effective response to current needs.

Guest Lecturers:

  • Hadiya Green Guerror, PT, DPT
    Hadiya Green Guerrero, PT, DPT is a senior practice specialist in the Department of Professional Affairs, Clinical Practice of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She is the chair of the Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA) and a steering group member of Movement is Life. Green Guerrero is also an adjunct professor in the DPT Program at Drexel University.
  • Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH
    Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH is an associate professor and program director in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She served on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion staff workgroup for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She currently serves on the Special Populations: Nursing Home subcommittee for Gov. John Bel Edwards Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. She has been an advocate for movement of all persons, including the elimination of social policies and practices that are barriers to movement friendly environments.

Panelists:

  • Senetta L. Boyd, MSW, social work manager at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University in partnership with Family Practice and Counseling Network.
  • Melanie Ferdinand, PT, DPT, Main Line HomeCare & Hospice.
  • Mary Thornton-Bowmer, DNP, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, primary care coordinator, leader nurse practitioner at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University in partnership with Family Practice and Counseling Network.

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