Pediatric ICU nurse Carter Todd RN, MS, CCRN, switched from athletics to nursing and this changed his life completely. On graduation he realized he could help both his community and the nursing profession by advocating for greater workforce diversity. Carter went on to start his local NBNA chapter and create a barbershop outreach program. In California, health access is the number 1 issue, like most other states. But uniquely, California has the highest number of undocumented or uninsured agricultural workers, all deserving and needing care. Carter discusses the importance of health literacy and integrating an understanding of social determinants into day to day care decision making and talks about a collaboration with the African American Health Legacy initiative to bring preventive health to the community. With Carla Harwell, MD.