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Coalition for the Common Good Announces Diane White as Founding Dean of the Antioch University Graduate School of Nursing and Health Professions 

Antioch University Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and University Provost Chet Haskell, DPA, is pleased to announce that Diane White, PhD, has accepted the position as Founding Dean of the Antioch Graduate School of Nursing and Health Professions. The school represents an important step forward in the collaborative efforts of the Coalition for the Common Good and will be the future home of Antioch’s Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Anesthetist graduate programs, as well as the Master of Science in Athletic Training, all transitioning from Otterbein University.

Diane White, Dean of Graduate School of Nursing and Health Professions

A Founding Dean with a New Vision for Healthcare Education

Everyone in nursing has a story that changes them. Diane White’s happened at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta in the nineties. While she was working the night shift in the trauma unit, a police officer was brought in who had been shot in the head. He was young, around 24 years old. “I didn’t figure he would last long,” White says. “But the parents weren’t ready to let go, so we just kept moving with what we’re doing.”

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Advancing Healthcare for the Common Good with Stephanie Fox

Sitting in a lecture hall in 2007, one thing Stephanie Fox didn’t want to hear when she started studying to be a therapist was that many people leave the field after 18 months. “I experienced that as quite shocking,” she says. Just a few months into a three year program, the math wasn’t adding up to her if that was true. At the time, she wondered, “If I’m going to be in school longer than I might actually be in the field, how is this worth it?” 

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With Collective Traumas Becoming More Common, One Leader Studies Their Impacts on Black Mental Health Practitioners

In 2018, Chanté Meadows stood on a TEDx stage and addressed a problem that’s central to her career: why isn’t mental health treated as being equally important as physical health? In this instance, she was speaking specifically about how this pattern affects the Black community that she’s part of. Meadows outlined stigmas she often heard associated with mental healthcare. Friends and neighbors would say, “I’m going to just go to Jesus and pray about it.”

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Opioids Kill 100,000 a Year. For This Methadone Advocate, “Each and Every One of Those Deaths Was Preventable.”

“For somebody with substance use disorder in the U.S., there is only one story,” says Kathy Eggert. “That we believe people are not capable of self-agency and decision-making in a healthy way.” Eggert doesn’t believe that story, though, and she’s spent her career working against this narrative to provide care to people who use opioids through methadone maintenance treatment in ways that respect their humanity.