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DNA Fall Conference 2019: Health Equity

  • November 08, 2019
  • 7:15 AM - 3:50 PM
  • Delaware State University-MLK Building


  • Pricing available for full, state-only, and LPN memberships
  • No CE issued

Registration is closed


Delaware State University, Martin Luther King Building, Parlor C

1200 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901

Click here for directions

Who Should Participate:
Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Sponsorship: This educational activity is sponsored by Delaware State University. Thank you!

Contact hours offered: 6.25

Delaware Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

DNA Member: $79
NonMember: $99
Student-No CE issued: $40

Late Registration: After November 1, 2019, add $10 to registration fee

Purpose: Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups. These inequities have significant social and economic costs both to individuals and communities. The purpose of this educational activities is to educate nurses on the current status of health equity in Delaware and to provide resources to reduce health disparities.

Program Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of health in Delaware.
  • Locate resources to address health disparities in their patient population.

Agenda: Agenda subject to change. Please review registration and completion of required evaluation policies. 

7:15-8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 Welcome and Overview of Program

Topic: Overview of Delaware Health Equity in Healthcare

Rita M. Landgraf

Director-UD Partnership for Healthy Communities


Topic: Bridging the 'Oral-Systemic Gap' Between Dentistry and Medicine

Gabrielle Hilliard

Public Health Treatment Program Administrator

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health

Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services

10:15-10:30 Break

Topic: Food Insecurity

Allison Karpyn PhD

Associate Director of the University of Delaware at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP)

11:30-12-30 Lunch

Topic: Using Public Policy to Improve Health Inequities

Melissa Minor -Brown MSN, RN

Representative, District 17
Delaware House of Representatives

Topic: Preventing Childhood Exposure to Lead

William Leitzinger

Administrator, Office of Healthy Environments

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services,Division of Public Health 

2:30-2:45 Break


Topic: Healthcare literacy in the Self Management of Chronic Disease

Ludmila Santiago-Rotchford,MSN,APRN,ACNS-BC, PCCN and
Dennise Washington, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN

Bayhealth Medical Center

Successful Completion: All participants are required to complete an online evaluation form as part of the education activity. An email will be sent to all registrants by Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The required online evaluation must be completed by Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

The email will be sent to the address used for registration. If you have or think you may have previously opt out of Survey Monkey, please visit the following link to opt in. https://www.surveymonkey.com/optin.aspx

If you do not receive a survey email, please check your spam/junk email. Contact DNA immediately if you do not receive a survey email notification at (302) 733-5880 or send an email.

Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of the Delaware Nurses Association to comply with the ANCC Standards for Disclosure and Commercial Support. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in a Delaware Nurses Association sponsored event are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interests related to the content of their presentation.

Conference Planners: No planning members have any conflicts of interest to disclose.

Jane Kurz, PhD, RN

May Oboryshko, DNP, FNP-BC, OCN

Sandra Nolan PhD, RN-Professional Development Chairperson
Sarah J. Carmody, MBA, CPLP-Executive Director

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