ONA – Racial Justice and COVID-19 Discussion Series
Information, resources and image shared from the ONA (Oregon Nurses Association) Website.
Free ANA Videos on Racial Disparities and COVID-19
The highly acclaimed and important American Nurses Association (ANA) COVID-19 webinar, “How You Can Have a Direct Impact on Reducing The Devastating Racial Disparities of COVID-19,” is now available as a free series of short 5-15 minute videos.
COVID 19 and Racial Equity: Understanding and Addressing Health Equity
View this on-demand webinar, “COVID 19 and Racial Equity: Understanding and Addressing Health Equity” presented by AFT and featuring ONA Director of Health Policy, Deborah Riddick, JD, RN.
Join the Oregon Nurses Association, for our Racial Justice and COVID-19 Discussion Series examining the intersection of nursing, race, and health care access or utilization disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As nurses, we are called upon to care for black and brown patients who face lifelong, systematic barriers to health care access and to utilization. Too often, barriers exist even for POC patients to be believed and heard. We see the disparities in our health care system every day as we fight for our patients and advocate for the life saving care they deserve yet so often can’t attain.
ONA is proud to hold a discussion series to bring together nurses from across the state with community leaders to have important and difficult conversations.
Friday, August 7: Asians and Pacific Islanders in Health Equity
On Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, ONA held another installment of the Racial Justice and COVID-19 Discussion Series examining the intersection of nursing, race, and health care access or utilization disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Asians and Pacific Islanders in Health Equity: Nurses and Community Speak” featured the following panelists discussing ongoing work in advancing health care and racial equity, barriers the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community face and recommendations to break down the barriers.
- Pa Vue, RN, BSN; AURN Secretary; ONA Nurse Leadership Institute Alumni
- Alyshia Macaysa; Principal at Macaysa Consulting, Health Equity Strategist and Community Organizer
- Jackie Leung, JD, MS; Community Health Worker Supervisor and Executive Director of Micronesian Islander Community
On Wednesday, June 10, we examined why the Latinx community in Oregon has been impacted disproportionately by COVID-19 and what can be done going forward to address this inequity.
Our panelists shared their ongoing work, the barriers their Latinx communities are facing and their recommendations to address these barriers.
Friday, May 1: Racial Justice and Covid-19
On Friday, May 1, ONA held our inaugural livestream discussion examining the intersection of health care, racial justice, and COVID-19. We welcomed three panelists:
- Deborah Riddick, RN, JD, Director of ONA Government Relations
- Melinda Colón, RN, member of the ONA Board of Directors
- Angel Harris, RN, President of the NAACP Corvallis/Albany chapter
Our panelists answered questions and discussed what the next phase of navigating COVID-19 might look like for nurses! View the full video below.