This past June, Dr. William Latimer, Director of the CUNY Institute of Health Equity, delivered the commencement address at the 2017 graduation of the New Jewish Home Geriatric Career Development Program. The Program, which has been in place since 2006, works to support at-risk New York City youth who are pursuing careers in healthcare. According to their website, “GCD is shaping the next generation of higher-quality, more culturally competent healthcare professionals while generating excitement and enthusiasm for career opportunities in the eldercare services sector.”
Dr. William Latimer is the founding Dean of the CUNY Lehman’s School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing. In addition to his work as Dean and as Director of the CUNY Institute of Health Equity, Dr. Latimer is also the creator and host of Public Health Minute.
Check out the New Jewish Home Geriatric Career Development Program: https://jewishhome.org/innovation/gcd/
Check out Public Health Minute: https://soundcloud.com/publichealthminute