Episode 5

COVID-19 and Health Inequities: Dr. Tekisha Dwan Everette

Published on: 17th November, 2020

This week Diane and Shanté bring in Dr. Tekisha Dwan Everette to discuss healthcare access and utilization amongst minority communities, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequities. Dr. Everette is the executive director of Health Equity Solutions, an organization that advocates for change through legislation and regulatory actions, and ensures that decision-makers are aware of key health equity priorities in Connecticut.

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Real Talk: A Diversity in Higher Ed Podcast
Addressing issues of equity and inclusion with authenticity and vulnerability
In Season Two, student activist Jamil Harp and Professor KC Councilor break down communication barriers and get to the heart of equity and inclusion conversations on college campuses.

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Southern Connecticut State University

At Southern, we are committed to identifying and addressing systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for all members of our community. We are also committed to constructive dialogues where we treat one another with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility as we share varying perspectives, with the goal of creating an inclusive culture. By joining social justice and free speech with critical thinking in and out of the classroom, we prepare students to engage with societal issues on campus, as well as in our local communities, our nation and our world.