Public Health Experts to Address Health Equity Tonight

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A YSU Alumni Lecture Series program Thursday evening will focus on health equity.

Dr. Nicolette Powe, professor of health professions at Youngstown State University will lead the Addressing Health Equity through Collective Impact discussion with Michelle Edison, director of health equity strategies and initiatives at Mahoning County Public Health.

Edison earned a master’s of public health from YSU in 2016 and currently leads the Mahoning Valley Pathways HUB division, which connects partners with agencies, providers and community-based organizations that employ community health workers to support better health outcomes for community members and families.

The discussion is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight and will be streamed on the YSU Alumni Engagement Facebook page.

In addition to her work at the health department, Edison is the northeast regional co-lead for the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality. Nationally, she serves as a faculty expert on the NICHQ-led National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network.

Edison also holds a Master of Science in exercise physiology from West Virginia University. She is currently working on a doctorate in public health concentrating in health equity and social justice at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Pictured: Michelle Edison will present Addressing Health Equity through Collective Impact as part of the YSU Alumni Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tonight, led by Dr. Nicolette Powe.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.