Can we really advance Health Equity? Five key strategies to consider

Date(s) - 09/24/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Can we really advance Health Equity?
Five key strategies to consider



Friday, September 24, 2021

10:00 – 11:00am ET

Registration required:



Angela R. Bryant, JD
She, Her, Hers, They
Senior Consultant, VISIONS Inc.

Angela Bryant, of Rocky Mount, NC, has more than 40 years of legal experience and has a distinguished career in NC local and state government as an administrative judge, state university trustee and system board of governors member, city council representative, 12 year legislator and now a state agency appointee, Commissioner of the NC Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission.  She earned BS and JD degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a co-founder of VISIONS Inc. ( a non-profit educational organizational that has provided diversity and inclusion services to over 100,000 individuals and 600 organizations since 1984.  She has extensive experience consulting with and training individuals and organizations in applying principles of justice to interpersonal problem-solving and organizational development.  She is also the co-founder of VISIONS’ award winning community development project – The Wright’s Center – providing adult day health care services to elders and disabled adults for over 30 years. She has been involved with Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) for over 15 years as a community consultant with Project Grace and UNC School of Public Health on HIV and CVD prevention in Nash and Edgecombe Counties.  She recently co-founded the Nash-Edgecombe Black Community Vaccine Equity Collaborative and serves on the Advisory Boards for the UNC Office of Health Equity and the Covid Vaccine Equity Reimagined for NC (COVER NC). She has consulted for several years with the UNC Center for Health Equity Research and the RWJF Clinical Scholars Leadership Program.


Crystal Cené, MD, MPH, FAHA
System Executive Director for Health Equity (UNC Health)
Associate Professor of Medicine (UNC SOM – General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology)
Deputy Director of Research (Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research)
Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research (PriHD)

Dr. Cené is an accomplished, nationally, and internationally recognized health services and health disparities researcher. Her work has focused on the contribution of social determinants of risk and outcomes – particularly race, ethnicity, and social networks – to health. Her observational research has been conducted in populations with or at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including older women. Trained in implementation science, her research focuses on implementing and evaluating interventions to enhance patient- and family-centered care and interventions to reduce disparities in care and outcomes by race and socio-economic status. Her research draws on social science theories and methods (e.g., social network analysis) and uses stakeholder engagement as both an object of study and a methodological tool.