A Community Level Perspective on COVID-19 Health Disparities

Date(s) - 02/23/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Kathey Avery is a native of Western North Carolina, earned her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from Western Carolina University in 1983. Kathey has over three decades of dedicated nursing and community activism experience. She is committed to raising awareness about, helping in the prevention of chronic and preventable conditions through patient, public education and personal accountability.

Ms. Avery has worked with the Mission Hospital System, UNC Asheville, the Buncombe County DHHS, as well as grass roots organizations such as Building Bridges working on racial issues facing African Americans in Asheville. One of the founders of Building Bridges, the late Dr. Charles Blair also started the non-profit ABIPA, where Kathey contracted for 12 years providing community nurse clinical expertise and consulting. She is founder of Avery Health- Education and Consulting (AveryHEC). She is founder and co-chair of non-profit, Institute For Preventive Healthcare & Advocacy (IFPHA).

Kathey volunteers and is on many committees that work to improve the health of our community including: Dementia Friendly of WNC where she is Co-Chair, WNC Healthcare Advocacy Coalition, the Racial Justice Coalition, Housing Options for Aging in Place (HOAP), WNC Cancer Consortium, the Health Equity Coalition where she is Co-Chair of 21st Century Philanthropy and she is on the Board OnTrack.