Where Passion Meets Educational and Health Equity
Building a culturally competent world!
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Building a culturally competent world!
J R Young Health Equity Institute© is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization founded in March 2022, by Dr. Geraldine Q Young, DNP to universally ameliorate educational and health disparities. The institute is located in Greenville, MS, the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The institute is research-based and provides innovative educational and health equity services for all. It is considered a minority serving institute.
The Mission of J R Young Health Equity Institute is to create excellence in inclusive, equitable healthcare education by supporting and preparing diverse students, faculty, healthcare providers, patients, families, communities, and organizations to provide competency-based, equitable, team-based care and advocate for social and distributive justice in healthcare. The institute encompasses the Office of Health Equity Education and the College of Diverse Education, Health, and Wellness Sciences. The office supports diverse clientele by offering educational and health equity and clinical services. The college offers interprofessional education programs that will lead to education and health equity. The institute supports the community and beyond.
The inaugural programs for the college consists of innovative Public Health and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs.
The Vision of the instutite embodies a plan to make global education and healthcare a reality regardless of race, ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, socioecomonic status, nationality, religion, geographical location, ability/disability, and/or veteran status.
The Purpose of the institute is to create programs and initiatives grounded in healthcare education, research, clinical practice, and administration (policy) to reach education and health equity. The concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, antiracism, interprofessionalism, and quality improvement will be an integral part of these programs and initiatives. Flexible offices and classes will serve as the initial platforms for development, implementation, progress monitoring, and delivery of health education and services to ameliorate health disparities and improve equity and outcomes. The objective is to build an education institute and support a diverse college of health professions to service the Mississippi Delta and beyond to address the social determinants of health and health disparities (inequities). The overarching goal is to create a culture of belonging in education and healthcare.
Key Interprofessional Partnerships in education, healthcare, the community, government, and research attributes to the foundation of the institute. Partnerships are inclusive of the Diverse Coat Society.
Please support and partner with J R Young Health Equity Institute on its trajectory to build a model for a healthier Mississippi Delta. This model will be disseminated statewide, nationally, and eventually internationally to improve education and health equity.
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Are you a beginner, expert, or somewhere in between? Not to worry! We offer a variety of high-quality courses designed to prepare you for your next step. We offer placement tests to help match you to your knowledge and skill levels.
Our mission is to embrace the pursuit of excellence both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage critical thinking and emphasize the diverse, equitable, inclusive, and antiracist teaching-learning processes.
Assessment is foundational to the J R Young Health Equity Institute. Ongoing assessments will be conducted to see where we are, where we are going, and where we want to be. Success is the only option to achieve evidence-based, sustainable, and quality interventions to reach educational and health equity.
The assessment process entails the use of a multi-modular approach to improving technologically-advanced and data driven equitable outcomes.
The Board of Directors consists of an interprofessional team (nurse practitioners, social worker, financial director, and licensed practical nurse). The institute is a black-owned charity.
The Advisory Board acts as a support system for the institute. The board consists of individuals with diverse backgrounds that intersects. This characteristic is important to achieving the mission and vision of the institute.
The institute is following the accreditation processes for National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), National League of Nursing (NLN), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Public Health Association (APHA), American Medical Association (AMA), and the state of Mississippi. The institute is also creating standards and an accreditation process for educational and health equity.
The Diverse Coat Society (DCS) was founded in July 2022.
The DCS is a society of diverse educators and healthcare professionals coming together to provide conversations, activities, and support for interprofessional goals leading to educational and health equity and general public safety. Intersectionality and Black Coat Conversations (BCC)© are at the core of the group’s purpose. The goal of the society is to spread their purpose through visibility and professional association. The logo is symbolic of our interprofessional roles as we wear different coats in society that will intersect to reach educational and health equity. In this professional association, you have the option to wear whatever color coat you want. Historically, the color is white. The foundational color of this group is black. However, we focus on all shades of the skin which is a representation of all.
The DCS serves as a professional advisory group for the J R Young Health Equity Institute.
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Board of Directors
Geraldine Q. Young, President
Stephanie Jackson, Vice President
Ruby Phillips-Moody, Secretary
Willette Mathis, Treasurer
Lasonya Bournes, Asst. Treasurer
Eddie Mae Springfield
The Future is Bright!