12:00 pm

Margaret Knight, Asst. Prof., UMass Lowell Dept. of Nursing “Diversity in Health Care”

Health care will continue to be a "hot topic" over the next several decades. As the U.S. demographics continue to shift, providing culturally competent health care becomes critical in order to decrease health disparities, improve access to care and decrease the financial burden associated with illness care. Yet, the current healthcare work- force does not adequately represent the ethnic and cultural diversity of the country. Programs focused on the recruitment and retention of diverse individuals in college and university health related programs are greatly needed.

This is one of this season's "Lunchtime Lectures at the Inn & Conference Center." See October 18 program note above for details about reserving a seat for the lecture and lunch.