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Health Equity Resources and Strategies (H.E.R.S) was established in 2020 as a means to address the disparate rates in health outcomes for Black and Brown communities. As a medical social worker, HERS Founder Deidre McDaniel, witnessed firsthand how inequitable clinical and behavioral practices hinder access to respectful care for Black and Brown women/birthing persons. Furthermore, while advocating for, and working with, community partners across the country, she recognized that it is impossible to achieve equity without community experiences leading conversations on program creation and sustainability.

At HERS, we believe that training and accountability are key to implementing and sustaining equitable programs. Organizations need a strategic approach that specifically addresses racist practices in program design and workforce development, and inclusive of the communities most adversely impacted by adverse health outcomes. With expertise in integrating equity approaches to workforce development, program management, and research,  we provide wraparound support, and processes that track and move sustainability policies forward, while aligning program deliverables with changing community needs.

About the Founder
What They Say. . .

Deidre brought her authentic,  knowledgeable self!

“I have never  heard a presentation on Health Equity  quite like this, that used personal  history and a timeline to show the  impact of history and trauma.”

“Deidre McDaniel’s presentation about racial (in)equities was the best!”

Who we’ve worked with



Social Workers’ Desk Reference (4th ed.)

April 10th, 2022|Comments Off on Social Workers’ Desk Reference (4th ed.)

This chapter includes current evidence-supported information on a wide variety of topics related to working as a social worker.

Black Maternal Health Week

April 1st, 2022|Comments Off on Black Maternal Health Week

In order to uplift Black women and their families, we at Health Equity Resources & Strategies (H.E.R.S.) are joining forces with @BlackMamasMatter (BMMA).

National Healthy Start Association Virtual Summit

December 1st, 2020|Comments Off on National Healthy Start Association Virtual Summit

This presentation discusses the origins of gynecological medical experimentation and its impact on Black maternal health outcomes today.