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I help leading organizations who value diversity implement thoughtful equity strategies to become more compassionate and just, meet regulatory demands, and reduce financial liabilities.

Nurses' proximity to patients allows them to bring the patient voice into health equity work in a way no other professional can. Organizations wanting to see improvement in their heath equity practices must leverage the expertise of nurses.  


To promote a more just world by supporting the development of high quality, equitable health care.


A healthcare system where the dignity of all people is upheld and where underserved communities receive high quality services that help them to flourish as their own authentic selves.

The 8 Rights of Organizational
Health Equity Work

This well-organized approach outlines the most important things an organization must get right if they want to create meaningful and sustainable movement towards heath equity.


Maria Milagros Kneusel Rivera


Health equity consultant, Maria Milagros Kneusel Rivera (She/Her/Hers), is a Registered Nurse who has spent most of her nursing career ensuring underserved communities can easily access dignified care and achieve positive health outcomes. She has over a decade of experience in health equity and has worked with a variety of clients from small community-based organizations to large healthcare systems.


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."  ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


About Me


MORE ABOUT ME Spanish Fluency | Educator | Quality Improvement Program Development and Management | Community Capacity Building | Self-Advocacy and Empowerment for Diverse Nurses Passionate health equity subject matter expert with over a decade of experience promoting social justice Life-long learner and educator dedicated to capacity building for communities of opportunity A servant leader who values compassion, respectful dialogue, integrity, excellence, hope, and joy Excited by the prospect of leveraging the beauty and diversity of all associates, providers, and caregivers to eliminate health inequities Organized, intentional, and strategic approach to work Designs innovative approaches to improve clinical care and equitable health outcomes Creates coalitions and finds consensus among partners with diverse backgrounds Amplifies the voice of populations that are marginalized Harnesses the power of stories to create bridging, belonging, empathy, and unit Advocates for policy changes to ensure systems move towards justice Promotes stewardship of resources as an act of caring for communities and to advance distributive justice Leverages data and metrics to track achievement of desired equity outcomes

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