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Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, an Introduction
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In this episode of Share Public Health, Hannah Shultz talks with Dr. Rima Afifi, Dr. Maria Bruno, and Dr. Paul Gilbert about health equity, what it is, and what we may hear about in the coming nine episodes.

Visit our podcast webpage for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, the Social Determinants
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In this episode of Share Public Health, Dr. Paul Gilbert talks with Dr. Georges Benjamin and Dr. Nalo Johnson about the social determinants of health.

Visit our podcast webpage for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, LGBTQ Health
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In this episode of Share Public Health, Dr. Paul Gilbert talks with Dr. Katherine Imborek and Max Mowitz about the LGBTQ health.

Visit our podcast webpage for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, People with Disabilities
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In this episode of Share Public Health, Derrick Willis from the University of Iowa University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities talks with Anne Crotty, Alejandra Esoto, Michael Hoenig, all of the Center for Disabilities and Development, and Cheryll Jones of the Ottumwa Regional Center Child Health Specialty Clinic.

Visit our podcast webpage for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, African American Health
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In this episode, Derrick Willis from the University of Iowa University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities talks with Quinney Harris of the National WIC Association and Dr. Nafissa Cisse-Egbuonye of the Black Hawk County Health Department in Waterloo, Iowa about health issues and disparities experienced in African American communities.

Visit our podcast website for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Share Public Health: Tackling Equity, Native American Health
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In this episode, Felicia Peiper from the University of Iowa College of Public Health talks with Dara Jefferson, also of the University of Iowa College of Public Health, about health issues and disparities experienced by and impacting Native American communities and people.

Visit our podcast website for more information, a transcript, and an evaluation.

Reading Suggestions
Large Life Expectancy Gaps in U.S. Cities Linked to Racial & Ethnic Segregation by Neighborhood
Health Equity - WIC Research, Policy and Practice Hub
Healthy Community Design
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Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities

APHA pledges our support to the Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities (PDF) by encouraging our members to work together with built environment professionals to plan, build and support healthy communities.

These new conversation guides highlight successful cross-disciplinary collaborations across the country for healthy, equitable communities. Each guide includes conversational questions that health, design, planning professionals and more can use to kick-start community collaboration.

Read more here.

Public Health Newswire: Collaborating for healthy, equitable communities
Why I don’t facilitate privilege walks anymore and what I do instead
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Article about unintended consequences of the ‘privilege walk’ activity and suggestions for alternatives.

What Is Health Equity? And What Difference Does a Definition Make?
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This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus about the meaning of health equity and the implications of acting on it. The goal of the report is to identify essential elements to guide effective action rather than to encourage all practitioners to use the same words to define health equity.

The report notes that definitions can matter and that, in the case of health equity, clarity is important, especially given that working towards equity is a struggle that must engage diverse stakeholders with varied agendas. Clarifying the meaning of health equity can bring actors a step closer to identifying and promoting policies and practices that are likely to reduce inequities.

What is health equity? includes a general definition of health equity, a definition that is relevant for measurement and short, audience-specific definitions. In addition, the report presents guiding principles for action to achieve health equity, examples of organizations advancing health equity and resources for further exploration and learning.

A brief version of the report can be found here.

Responding to Everyday Bigotry: Speak Up!
What Works? Strategies to Improve Rural Health
What Works? Social and Economic Opportunities to Improve Health for All
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
APHA: Health Equity
Health in all Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments
Engaging Mobile Markets to Improve Access to Healthy Foods in the Urban Core
Minorities Who 'Whiten' Job Resumes Get More Interviews
Race in the Heartland: Equity, Opportunity, and Public Policy in the Midwest
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A half-century removed from the high-tide of the civil rights movement, progress on racial equity has slowed or stalled on many fronts. Nowhere is this more starkly evident than in the twelve states of the Midwest region, where racial disparities in economic opportunity and economic outcomes are wider than they are in other regions, and policy interventions designed to close those gaps are meager. Race in the Heartland: Equity, Opportunity, and Public Policy in the Midwest examines the roots of those racial disparities, documents their extent and impact, and proposes a range of policy solutions.

Read the full report.

Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual’s health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Learn more here.

Copyright 2017 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

A Historical Overview of Health Disparities and the Potential of eHealth Solutions
Primary Care for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities
Barriers to health care for undocumented immigrants: a literature review
The Groundwater Approach by Racial Equity Institute
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The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. The metaphor is based on three observations:

  1. racial inequity looks the same across systems,
  2. socio-economic difference does not explain the racial inequity; and,
  3. inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior.

Embracing these truths helps leaders confront the reality that all our systems, institutions, and outcomes emanate from the racial hierarchy, on which the United States was built. In other words, we have a “groundwater” problem, and we need “groundwater” solutions. Starting from there, we begin to unlock transformative change.

This paper was developed to be used as a tool to deepen both individual understanding of the need for systemic change,  as well as a tool for facilitated group learning and development.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

How to Be More Empathetic
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New York Times Article: How to Be More Empathetic

Social Determinants of Health Can Only Be Addressed by a Multisector Spectrum of Activities
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Commentary published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Housing Business
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Learn why hospitals across the country are working to help find patients a home here.

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma
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This report offers a groundbreaking framework for understanding the relationship between community trauma and violence. Until now, there has been no basis for understanding how community trauma undermines both individual and community resilience, especially in communities highly impacted by violence, and what can be done about it.

Advancing a System of Prevention to Achieve Health Equity
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What does it take to realize the vision of health, safety, and wellbeing for all? Drawing from successful initiatives that dramatically increased the length and quality of people’s lives, Prevention Institute developed the System of Prevention framework to support health leaders and their partners to delve into systems-level work as they innovate, build practice, advance policy and systems changes, and generate momentum for comprehensive prevention and health equity.

Learn more here.

Lawrence-Douglas County Kansas 2018 Health Equity Report
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The 2018 Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department Health Equity Report represents an important step in the collective journey to health equity for Douglas County.

Webinar
Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative Webinars
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In 2016, BARHII hosted a webinar series on how governments can improve racial equity. Recordings are available here.

Health Equity Guide Webinar Series
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HealthEquityGuide.org is a resource with inspiring examples of how health departments have concretely advanced health equity — both internally within their departments and externally with communities and other government agencies.

Learn more about the webinar series here.

Vulnerable Populations in Health Care and Health Research
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This training outlines how health professionals can work with communities to understand and address the factors leading to vulnerability in specific situations, including situations that arise in the course of public health research and practice.

In four video segments, it explores common definitions of vulnerability and provides a conceptual model for considering issues of vulnerability in a public health or health care context. It also guides participants through practical considerations for working with a variety of populations traditionally defined as vulnerable, including stories, examples, and discussions of specific projects. Finally, the training provides guidance for securing funding and finding grants to sponsor work aimed at addressing vulnerabilities.

Culturally Effective Organizations: Using the Toolkit
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What tools are available to use anytime to help my health care, community organization or health department become more culturally effective?

About this Webinar

This webinar is for clinical and administrative staff who can help move their organization into becoming more culturally effective. This webinar will provide an overview of available tools and suggested uses.

What you’ll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of the framework for culturally effective organizations
  • Identify action steps for your organization to become more culturally effective
  • Reflect on how you can be an agent of change in your work setting.

Enroll here.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

#NYCHealthEquity – Advancing Racial and Social Justice
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Course Objective

  • Describe the roles institutions have played in fostering, exacerbating and perpetuating racism and other forms of oppression
  • List the ways institutions can work with neighborhoods and communities to amplify their inherent power to heal together
  • Describe the role public health practitioners have in leveraging their power and privilege to embolden larger movements and coalitions seeking to name injustice and liberate oppressed groups

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A Commitment to Advancing Health Equity
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Description:

Dr. Aletha Maybank discusses the Center for Health Equity’s revitalization of a de-centralized, multi-level, “inside-outside” approach to addressing health inequities in New York City. She suggests that collaboration between city government agencies and community advocates groups may help tackle racism as well as a variety of social justice and health issues created and exacerbated by residential segregation. In a large city like New York, community involvement and partnership between existing district health center hubs with the Department of Health may help to address root causes of health equity gaps and reduce redundancy in services.

Course Objective

  • The strengths of the place-based approach as a means to achieve health equity
  • The responsibility of a public health practitioner in acknowledging and addressing the underlying causes as to why health inequalities persist
  • The importance of neighborhood health planning to advance equity

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Plain Language: What is it? Why does it matter to health? How can you use it to advance health equity?
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In this month’s Log-in2Learn, participants will learn the basics of plain language from Dr. Gretchen Van Wye, Assistant Commissioner and Registrar for the Bureau of Vital Statistics for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Gretchen walks participants through basic strategies of clear communication and discusses how plain language is essential to advance health equity.

Course Objective

  • Identify language that makes comprehension difficult for readers
  • Apply basic strategies to make communication more clear
  • Connect to additional resources to advance their understanding of plain language

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Engaging Across Sectors and Disciplines to Build Community and Capacity for Health Equity
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Disparities in health and healthcare are connected to population health and affect the delivery, access and quality of care, especially for vulnerable populations. There are social determinants (i.e. housing, built environment, age) that can negatively affect health outcomes. Dr. Renata Schiavo, Founding President of the Health Equity Initiative (HEI), discusses how professionals across sectors and disciplines can collaborate to build healthier communities. The term health equity is defined and framed as a human rights and social justice issue that will provide individuals with the same opportunities to stay healthy and cope with crises, regardless of socioeconomic factors and other social determinants. Regardless of status, Dr. Schiavo views health equity as a priority for all and uses case studies to exemplify how multi-sector partnerships can effectively mobilize communities to reduce health disparities and healthcare costs. By working with communities and using community engagement approaches, these multi-sector partnerships can foster community ownership and sustainability of health innovations. Dr. Schiavo also provides methods and strategies to bring multidisciplinary stakeholders together in order to develop sustainable, equitable solutions.

Course Objective

  • Define community
  • Engage in multi-sectoral partnerships and interventions for health equity
  • Implement strategies within your organization to advance health equity

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Using Geographic Information Science to Advance Health Equity and Environmental Justice
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Environmental factors have an important impact on the health of communities. Public health professionals may use geographic information sciences (GIS) to assess the health of communities by analyzing exposure, or being subjected to negative factors such as pollution, as well as accessibility, or the ability to access positive factors such as green space and healthy food. In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Maroko discusses the process of geovisualization, hypothesis generation, data exploration, and communication and knowledge transfer in conducting environmental justice research. Dr. Maroko also describes various methods and technologies used to estimate exposure and accessibility, and provides examples of GIS in environmental justice/health equity projects in New York City and Glasgow, Scotland.

Course Objective

  • To describe how geographic information science can be used to advance health equity and environmental justice.
  • To describe the environmental factors that lead to health disparities.
  • To list examples of how geographic information science has been used in health equity research.

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Health Disparities in HIV: Supporting Adolescents through the HIV Care Continuum
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This webinar explores the specific challenges associated with ensuring adolescents are able to access HIV screening and treatment. Dr. Amanda Tanner provides background on adolescent’s biological, cognitive, social, and legal changes as they progress to adulthood as well as the disparities of HIV diagnosis and care among adolescents, especially minority youth. This presentation continues with an overview of two studies that investigate care linkage and engagement for youth with newly diagnosed HIV as well as the HIV-related healthcare transition at adolescent clinics. Dr. Tanner provides recommendations for future interventions that will help adolescents know their HIV status, become linked with appropriate care, and maintain viral suppression.

Course Objective

  • Define the adolescent specific HIV-related health disparities in the United States.
  • Describe the individual and structural level factors impeding youth’s progress through the HIV Care Continuum.
  • Identify potential individual and structural level intervention points to support the health of youth living with HIV.

Addressing Unconscious Bias in our Language
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As health professionals, it is critical that we reflect and address unconscious bias in our language, especially when working with patient populations. Dr. Anne Marie Liebel discusses how uttering subtle microaggressions can have a cumulative negative effect on health and wellness. Dr. Liebel presents research on the linkages between microaggressions and health disparities. In particular, microaggressions from healthcare providers can negatively impact patient health related behaviors and utilization of health services. Thus, as we recognize our own microaggressions, Dr. Liebel provides individual and organizational strategies to examine, expand, and alter language to provide more equitable care and services.

Course Objective

  • Evaluate your thoughts or behaviors for unconscious bias
  • Explain ways that language use can intentionally or unintentionally contribute to health disparities
  • Describe ways that your organization can work to examine, expand, and alter language regarding patients and clients to provide more equitable care and services

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Moving Beyond ‘Socioeconomic Status’ to Social Class Processes in Public Health
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It is well known that there is a “social gradient of health,” or an inverse relationship between socioeconomic status and physical and mental health. However, most public health professionals conceptualize socioeconomic status using a stratificationist theoretical approach, but this neglects critical factors. In this webinar, Dr. Seth Prins discusses two other relational theoretical approaches to conceptualizing socioeconomic status: Weberian and Marxian. He discusses how these approaches impact our understanding of socioeconomic status and class on mental health, including depression and anxiety, and some of their mechanisms and causal pathways. Dr. Prins also describes epidemiological research into mental health and and how these social determinants of health manifest in the modern workforce.

Course Objective

  • To distinguish between socioeconomic status and class
  • To describe stratificationist, Weberian, and Marxian theoretical approaches to social inequality
  • To describe what it means to apply a class perspective to psychiatric epidemiology research
  • To explain the impact of social inequality on mental health from multiple theoretical perspectives
Toolkit
Utilizing Health Equity Council (HEC) Tools to achieve Healthy People 2020 Goals
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The Health Equity Council has developed a variety of tools to use for various purposes to address health inequities. The following table outlines some of the ways that these tools can be used to assist with achieving the CDC’s Healthy People 2020 Goals, and capacity building or implementation with the federal government Affordable Care Act’s Community Transformation Grant (CTG). The CTG states, “Recipients will engage populations that are facing health disparities in a variety of settings to make the healthy choice the easy choice and ensure opportunities to make healthy choices.” The Council created this document containing tools to guide local efforts. The documents are available on the Health Equity Council website at https://www.chronicdisease.org/page/HealthEquityPrograms.

Community Health Inclusion Sustainability Planning Guide
Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII)
CASPER: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response
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CASPER: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response

RURAL COMMUNITY ACTION GUIDE
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Rural Community Action Guide: Promising Practices Supplement 

Community Tool Box: Enhancing Cultural Competence
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This toolkit aids in assessing and enhancing cultural competence in your organization or community effort.

Health Services Research Information Central: Health Disparities
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Health Disparities Toolkit

Search for Patient Education Materials
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Find multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics. Learn about diseases, causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Materials may be available as printable documents, audio, and video.

National Center for Cultural Competence Self-Assessments
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“There are numerous benefits to self-assessments. Such processes can lead to the development of a strategic organizational plan with clearly defined short-term and long-term goals, measurable objectives, identified fiscal and personnel resources, and enhanced consumer and community partnerships.”

Click here to learn more.

Workforce Development Plan
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Monterey County California Health Department’s 2015-2018 Workforce Development Plan

The Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative 2015 Overview
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The Boston Public Health Commission’s Racial Justice and Health Equity
Initiative is a broad organizational transformation process, which aims
to integrate health equity and racial justice principles and practices into
all of the health department’s work, both internal and external, to
measurably reduce inequities in Boston. This document provides an
overview of the Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative.

Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal
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The Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal serves as a centralized source for public health data, resulting in:

  • Improved public health decision making: Take advantage of high quality, accessible data and decision support tools.
  • Healthier Iowans in healthier communities: Use data to perform thorough community health needs assessments and to create and implement impactful health improvement plans.
  • Increased opportunities for funding: Use data to support grant applications and ensure secured funds are used on programs that provide the most value to Iowans.
  • Better use of time and resources: Spend less time searching for data and more time using the data for valuable activities.
Health Equity Resources/Tools
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NACDD’S Health Equity Council (HEC) has developed a variety of tools and resources to aid public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders in their health equity efforts. We have also complied a list of useful resources.

Health Equity Tips & Tactics
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Tips & Tactics from the Human Impact Partners Team

Privilege for Sale
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An activity that gets groups talking about and examining privilege.

Ways to Get Started: Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments
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We’ve grouped together a set of actions that local health departments can take to begin — or continue — advancing health equity internally in their department, across government, and/or with community partners. The actions are organized into the same four categories as the strategic practices you’ll find in our Health Equity Guide, although many of them cut across all the categories.

Project Implicit
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Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.

Equitable Classroom Practices Observation Checklist
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Equitable Classroom Practices is a checklist of 27 specific, observable teacher behaviors that reflect culturally responsive teaching through examples to be adapted for other scenarios.

Your Culture Sketch
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Privilege activity by Pamela A. Hays, PhD

Who is on Your Dream Team?
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Take the time to name those people who helped you get to where you are today. To help, we’ll give you a few quick prompts – about the familyfriendsinfluencesplaceswork colleagues and other sources of inspiration that made your life possible.

At the end, you’ll get a wonderful visualization of all the people who contributed to who you are today AND the opportunity to share it with them as a way of saying thanks.

This will take around ten minutes but don’t worry if you forget someone or need more time, you can always save where you are and update it later. Also, this is your dream team, not ours, so this data won’t be shared by anyone for any reason, period.

Get started here.

If you’d prefer to do this with pencil and paper, just download the prompts and blank form here.

Videos
Unnatural Causes: How Unemployment Affects Families
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Job loss doesn’t just affect individuals. It impacts families and even whole communities. Stress, uncertainty, and lost income affect children in various ways.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES!) Anti-Violence Program in Richmond, California
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Learn more about YES! – the after-school youth anti-violence program featured in “Place Matters.”

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Wealth Equals Health
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3

Wealth and health are tightly linked in the United States. As immigrants remain in the country, as they “become American,” their socioeconomic status becomes increasingly relevant to their health status. For those who experience discrimination, low wages, unstable employment, and other stressors, this relationship may erode the health advantage they enjoyed upon arrival in the country.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Water Rights and Diabetes in Arizona
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 4

The Tohono O’odham and Pima Indians of southern Arizona have perhaps the highest rate of diabetes in the world. Yet the disease was virtually unknown here 100 years ago. Over the last century, the diversion of river water to upstream white settlements cost the O’odham their crops,  livelihood, traditional diet, culture and health. Today, community advocates hope that restoring water and renewing culture can help improve health.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Unraveling the Mystery of Black-White Differences in Infant Mortality
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes

Neonatologists James Collins and Richard David specialize in the care of infants born too soon or too small. Their research on differences in birth outcomes between African American and white American women points to a provocative idea: the cumulative stress of racism is taking a toll on African American families even before they are born.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA) - Cultural Renewal to Improve Health
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Terrol Dew Johnson, featured in the “Bad Sugar” segment of UNNATURAL CAUSES, is co-founder of TOCA, a community-based organization focused on cultural renewal as key to empowerment and better health. TOCA has four primary program areas: basketweaving, traditional foods, youth/elder outreach and traditional arts and culture. Learn more about TOCA here.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: There's No Such Thing as Small Stuff: Being Poor in Louisville
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Mary Turner, featured in “In Sickness and In Wealth,” lives in a poor neighborhood of Louisville, KY. With three teenage children, a husband on disability, and health complications that prevent her from working, Mary must budget carefully to keep her family fed and housed. In this video, she discusses the choices she faces every day, quickly but eloquently presenting a glimpse of one woman’s life at the lower end of the U.S. socio-economic spectrum.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Richmond California Struggles for Clean Air
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Community activist Torm Nompraseurt leads a “toxic tour” of Richmond, California where high levels of industrial pollution are wreaking havoc on the health and wellbeing of residents.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Native American Treaties and Health Care
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Dr. Donald Warne explains that Native Americans are the only U.S. group born with a legal right to health care. Historically, however, American Indian health care programs have been inadequately funded, especially compared with other federally subsidized health care.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Marshallese Displaced from Home Islands after U.S. Nuclear Testing
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 6

Dise Langrus is one of many Marshallese who were relocated from their home islands 40 years ago after U.S. nuclear testing rendered it uninhabitable. Others were moved to make room for the construction of the U.S. military base on Kwajalein Island. Today, the Marshallese confront the worst of the “developing” and urbanized worlds: infectious disease running rampant because of poverty and squalid conditions and chronic illnesses resulting in part from the stress of dislocation and cultural loss

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Louisville's Rubbertown Neighborhood Fights against Toxic Emissions
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Eboni Cochran and her neighbors in Louisville have organized to demand that chemical companies in their area do a better job of monitoring and containing hazardous materials that seep into the soil and air. Across the country, polluting industries are concentrated in communities where the poor and people of color live.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods is Bad for Your Health
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 5

Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Increasingly, Southeast Asian immigrants like Gwai Boonkeut are moving into neglected urban neighborhoods where African Americans have long suffered, and now their health is being eroded too. What can be done to create a neighborhood that promotes rather than destroys health?

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Latino Paradox
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3

Two researchers present findings related to the “Latino paradox,” the fact that new Latino immigrants, despite having on average lower incomes and highly stressful lives, suffer lower rates of chronic and mental illness than the average native-born American.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Kim Anderson's Story
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 2

When Atlanta lawyer Kim Anderson was pregnant with her first child, she did everything right: she ate a healthy diet, exercised, and got the best prenatal care. But her baby was born almost three months premature. This excerpt from When the Bough Breaks explores racism’s impact on pregnancy outcomes.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Importance of Culturally Appropriate Care for Native Americans
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Modern medicine teaches a rigid, scientific approach to disease prevention. Yet practitioners like Dr. Donald Warne argue that to be effective, health care programs must be locally controlled and responsive to the needs and beliefs of diverse individuals and groups. For Native Americans in particular, role models and interventions must come from within the community.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Impact of Poverty and Stress on Diabetes among Native Americans
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

As Dr. Donald Warne explains, there is a direct biochemical connection between living in poverty and blood sugar levels. The stress of being poor and of having family members die young creates a complicated web of cultural values and beliefs that make controlling diabetes more difficult. Add to that the lack of availability of healthy food and it’s no wonder diabetes rates are high.

Learn more here.

Segregated by Design
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Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.

Unnatural Causes: How Racism Impacts Pregnancy Outcomes
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

UCLA obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Michael Lu believes that for many women of color, racism over a life time, not just during the nine months of pregnancy, increases the risk of preterm delivery. To improve birth outcomes, Lu argues, we must address the conditions that impact women’s health not just when they become pregnant but from childhood, adolescence and into adulthood.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Health in America
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 1

The U.S. is one of the richest countries in the world, yet we rank 29th for life expectancy. We spent more than twice what other countries spend per capita on health care. Why aren’t we healthier?

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Growing Wealth Divide Is Bad for Health
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 7

In Michigan, as in other parts of the country, there’s a growing chasm between the “haves” and the “have nots.” As unemployed workers struggle to make ends meet and suffer declining health as a result, the wealthiest Americans are enjoying the spoils of our “winner-take-all” society.

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Unnatural Causes: Gardening as Cultural Renewal - the Gila Crossing School Program
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

The Gila Crossing Elementary School in southern Arizona was once operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. When the local tribe took it over, community members created a gardening program to teach children about their cultural heritage as farmers, to encourage healthy eating, and to foster their development and future interest in agriculture.

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Unnatural Causes: Federal Indian Policies and Health
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Historically, federal Indian policies have been destructive to Native American communities – ranging from removal to assimilation and termination. These policies have had a negative impact on health and health-related behaviors. More recent trends towards self-determination and tribal control provide reason to hope.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Diabetes Industry and Native American Health
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Competing agendas drive the distribution of resources when it comes to diabetes care and prevention. We spend most of our dollars on late-stage care, which not coincidentally is highly profitable to companies that provide those services. To reduce diabetes rates among Native Americans and other populations, we have to advocate for policies that will invest more resources in primary prevention and underlying social conditions.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Diabetes in the Marshall Islands
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Their traditional diet and way of life disrupted by globalization and the American military presence in the equatorial Pacific, Marshall Islanders now struggle with high rates of diabetes, among other health problems.

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Unnatural Causes: Diabetes among Native Americans - Genes or Environment?
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

The U.S. government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 40 years trying to uncover a biological explanation for why the Pima Indians of southern Arizona have one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world. But as Dr. Donald Warne tells us, diabetes was extremely rare here 100 years ago. What’s changed? Not biology but environment.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Culture of Diabetes - Native Americans and Futurelessness
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

In some Native American communities, diabetes is so common that people grow up feeling that it is in some ways, inevitable. “I don’t have diabetes yet,” is what Dr. Warne often hears from his patients. Yet hope for the future is an important factor in preventing and controlling diabetes – something health care practitioners need to take into account when treating patients.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Cultural Loss - Impact on Native American Health
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Dr. Donald Warne talks about how cultural loss impacts the health of Native American tribes in Arizona. The damming of rivers plunged local tribes into poverty, dependence and ultimately poor health. Deprived of their language, land, livelihood and traditions, many Native Americans have developed a fatalistic view about  diseases like diabetes.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Atomic Testing in the Marshall Islands
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WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Between 1946 and 1958, the U.S. detonated 67 nuclear devices in and around the Marshall Islands. The impact of these tests on the Marshallese people was profound – in terms of both actual radioactive exposure and the displacement of people from their home islands due to contamination and to accommodate the U.S. military.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Arriving Healthy
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VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3

New immigrants arriving in the United States tend to be healthier than the average American, but as they remain in the country, their health declines…

Learn more here.

Yale Psychiatry Grand Rounds Video
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Carolyn Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of African Studies, History, and History of Medicine, Yale University: “Violent Medicine: Doctors and the Ethics of Medical Practice in the Atlantic Slave Trade.” A Commemoration of 400 Years of Slavery/Perseverance in the United States.

Watch video here.

What is Health Equity?
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What is Health Equity? This three-minute motion graphic video explains how social, economic, and environmental conditions can create health inequities and how these inequities can affect health disparities.

Equity Courses and Workshops
Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Protect the Health of Immigrants
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This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support health care, social services, and public health programs to protect the health of immigrants. This session begins with an introduction to immigration policy and its relationship to health as well as local strategies to protect immigrant health. Next, learners will explore three case studies that highlight real policy changes governments have implemented to create more immigrant inclusive communities. During these case studies, learners will have time to reflect on ways their organization can partner with government agencies to support immigration health.

This training offers learners helpful learning tables, optional narration, and descriptive definitions on key terms.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health
Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health Image

Transgender Health 101 is the first of seven courses in our Transgender Health Learning Series. Transgender Health 101 and Transgender Health 102 serve as prerequisite courses for the advanced, specialized courses found in Transgender Health 103 – 107. Transgender Health Learning Series serves as a convenient, online series of six courses for healthcare providers and for people interested in becoming more familiar with the transgender community. Our goal is to increase public awareness and help orient public health and healthcare professionals address issues specific to the transgender community. Our long term goal is to work towards a transgender culturally competent healthcare and public health workforce. A workforce that is welcoming, respectful, affirming, and knowledgeable. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate between sex and gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation with respect to the transgender community and lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities
  • Identify each letter of the LGBTQ acronym and define each term
  • Articulate the proper use of pronouns and their importance
  • Recognize specific psychological distress and behavioral health trends encountered by people who are transgender
  • Describe population health and how this effects a transgender person’s access to health care and its cost and quality
  • Construct a safe zone for transgender individuals in your organization or community

To learn more, click here.

Course Starts: Open Enrollment

Course Ends: 7 weeks to complete from date of registration

Contact Hours: 1

Transgender Health 103: LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion
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Transgender Health 103: LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion, the third in a seven-course learning series, reviews workplace inclusion issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ individuals. It is designed for healthcare, behavioral health, and public health practitioners administrators, and leaders who wish to enhance their capacity to serve the transgender community in their practice.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of a trans-inclusive workplace and why protections for employees of all genders are important
  • Identify components of an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace
  • Recognize current federal and state-level policies and regulations with respect to LGBTQ+ workplace inclusiveness
  • Distinguish the role of the employer and of the employees in supporting diversity and LGBTQ+ inclusiveness at your workplace
  • Construct best practice guidelines for healthcare and corporate organizations to support diversity and LGBTQ+ inclusion

To learn more, click here.

Course Starts: Open Enrollment

Course Ends: 7 weeks to complete from date of registration

Contact Hours: 1

Weaving the Threads of Culture: Working Effectively with American Indians (AI) and Alaskan Natives (AN)
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Weaving the Threads of Culture: Working Effectively with American Indians (AI) and Alaskan Natives (AN) is a series of lessons aimed at providing you with the information needed to improve your ability to communicate more effectively with the American Indian/Alaska Native community in which you work as a health provider, health planner, counselor, or however you interact with the native communities. We will provide a view of many aspects of American Indian culture and hopefully remove any stereotypes you may have acquired over your lifetime. Similar to the stages followed when weaving a blanket, a basket or a sash, each of the lessons will depict a different aspect of culture competence. Just as all of these actions are necessary for the weaving to be a success, the lessons in this cultural competency course are necessary to help you work effectively with American Indians and Alaska Natives. Learning Objectives Identify components of culture Explain cultural competence Describe the developmental model of intercultural sensitivity Describe key elements of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) culture Explain Historical Trauma Response (HTR) in relation to AI/AN.

To learn more, click here.

Course Starts: Open Enrollment

Course Ends: 7 weeks to complete from date of registration

Contact Hours: 1

Tribal Behavioral Health 104: Culture is Prevention
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Tribal Behavioral Health 104: Culture is Prevention will inform Tribes, Tribal Serving Organizations and public health professionals about the use of culturally appropriate programs and practices for substance abuse prevention. Examples of success stories from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ Tradition Not Addiction Prevention Program will be used to provide valuable examples.This course will inform Tribes, Tribal Serving Organizations and public health professionals about the use of culturally appropriate programs and practices for substance abuse prevention. Examples of success stories from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ Tradition Not Addiction Prevention Program will be used to provide valuable examples.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define culturally appropriate programs and practices (Tribal Best Practices)
  • Explain why lack of reliable data for AI/AN is a major barrier to public health interventions
  • Recognize the importance of high quality data to identify AI/AN health and behavioral health disparities
  • Describe the positive response AI/AN have to culturally appropriate messages
  • Identify the real-world strategies, programs and practices that have proven successful in a traditional American Indian Tribe in Central Oklahoma
  • Recognize the need smaller tribes have for epidemiological expertise to help obtain funding and implement relevant programs
  • Identify the existing capacity that exists in all Native Tribes for using Culture as Prevention

To learn more, click here.

Course Starts: Open Enrollment

Course Ends: 7 weeks to complete from date of registration

Contact Hours: 1

Workshop: Seeking Health Equity: Understanding and Taking Action on the Root Causes of Health Disparities
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Overview:

This is an all-day, in-person, skills-based workshop. A limited number of these classes are held at local, state and tribal health departments in Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN).

Research suggests that a multitude of social and environmental factors such as education level, neighborhood of residence, and socioeconomic status are all strong predictors of a person’s health outcomes. Further, research suggests that a person’s race, sex, gender, and or sexual orientation can make them targets of discrimination and violence. Such experiences can greatly impact a person’s stress levels, their relationship with medical professionals, and lead to bias in health research.

This workshop is designed to help public health professionals better understand these determinants of health so that they may best serve their communities. Participants will be asked to reflect honestly upon their workplace practices focusing on how such practices may potentially exacerbate health inequity. Participants will further be asked to work with the trainer to identify areas for growth within their work environments.

Request a workshop here.

Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace
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The content of this course includes:

  1. Introductions to culture, cultural competence, cultural humility.
  2. Resource demonstrations that you can use to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

You will have the opportunity to watch the demo of accessing these resources.

Length

One hour

Intended Audience

Public health professionals and healthcare providers interested working with non-native English speakers that needs to provide access to reliable health information.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  1. Define culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility;
  2. Describe the differences between cultural competence and humility; and
  3. Utilize three online resources that you can use to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • Cultural Competence: 4A1 – Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)

Public Health 3.0

  • Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

CEUs Offered

Is offered part of the series, 1.0 hour of MLA CE (Medical Library Association)

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Derek Johnson, MLIS

Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities
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This course will cover resources that provide information on finding data on health disparities.

  1. History, definition of health disparities and how health disparities intertwined with the social determinants of health.
  2. Online resources for accessing data on health disparities
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.

Addressing Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
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How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in society. Disparities in health among income, racial, and ethnic groups in the U.S. are significant and, by many measures, expanding. This course serves as a primer for illustrating the root causes that shape health and health disparities. In addition to describing the complex interplay of social conditions associated with health disparities, it also provides a framework for exploring public and community health frameworks for addressing health equity.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe terms related to health equity.
  • Identify how historically major advances in health status resulted from broad-based social reforms.
  • Identify the health outcomes of affected populations.
  • Describe the social determinants of health and how they contribute to health disparities and inequities.
  • Describe the Healthy People 2020 approaches to address health inequity.
  • Illustrate the role of the public health workforce in addressing health inequity.
  • Describe evidenced-based approaches to addressing health equity
Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
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As a community health outreach worker, a key role you play is providing health outreach to vulnerable populations to connect them with services. To do this well, community health workers must be able to identify when outreach should happen and how to develop the most effective plan for the outreach. Those training to become a community health worker as well as those in need of a refresher course can benefit from this training.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Click here to enroll.

Human Health Effects of Climate Change
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Do you know how climate change will affect health in your community and what you can do to reduce climate-related impacts?

Following a short overview of the causes and mechanisms of climate change, this informative course reviews current and expected human health impacts, with particular emphasis on impacts in Vermont and the northeast. These include heat-related illness, water-related impacts, vector borne diseases, air quality impacts, and mental health and well-being. Because climate change affects some people more than others, populations of concern and measures of vulnerability are addressed. The course includes plenty of helpful and timely resources, and culminates with examples of strategies used in Vermont and nationally to reduce climate change impacts on health and to improve health through climate change mitigation actions. Learners can select Level 1 for an overview or Level 2 for a deeper exploration of the five types of health impacts.

Measuring Health Disparities
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This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice -how to understand, define and measure health disparity. This course examines the language of health disparity to come to some common understanding of what that term means, explains key measures of health disparity and shows how to calculate them.

The course is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health and related workforce who are concerned about the issue of health disparity. Parts III and IV are more technical; although not required, it is helpful to have a background in statistics, epidemiology, or other related sciences for ease of understanding these sections.

Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to create a more rich and enhanced assessment and counseling experiences with clients. The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cross cultural communication and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of effective communication techniques when completing nutrition assessments
  • Identify appropriate communication strategies when working with clients that have a language difference
Health Literacy for Health Professionals
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The purpose of this public health literacy web-based training program is to educate public health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy. This web-based course uses a 508-compliant template, knowledge checks, evaluation, CE and other credits, include glossary and resources tabs, scenario-based interactions and video clips.

Health Equity 101
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This engaging and upbeat interactive course highlights concepts related to health equity and showcases local and national data in support of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center’s Strategic Plan priority to train all staff on the social determinants of health and their impact on our community and residents. The data, concepts, and cases presented are applicable to a variety of locations and agencies. External partners and internal employees can benefit from this training. Course Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of health equity concepts as they relate to public health services:
    • Describe the Ideal State of Health Equity
    • Identify the Drivers of Public Health
    • Indicate the Social Determinants of Health at both Micro & Macro levels
  • Acknowledge disparities and health inequities affecting our local community:
    • Recognize the Conditions and Contributing Factors of Health Inequities related to Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, and Diabetes
    • Compare/contrast health disparities among Lake County communities

*This training may not be mobile-ready; please access using a computer.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health
Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health Image

Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. While individuals are responsible for the use and consumption of these substances, this training emphasizes how public health can take a new approach to this issue: by changing the ways that the tobacco, alcohol, and food industries currently promote their products and make a profit at the expense of community health. This training details tobacco, alcohol, and food corporate strategies that can have harmful affects on population health and also provides timely and relevant examples of health departments that have used research, advocacy, and education to tackle these industry tactics and advance a public health agenda.

There are 5 major sections of the module: Introduction, Four Corporate Strategies that Boost Profit- and Harm Health, How can we take on these harmful practices – and promote health, three different Case Studies, and What Else Can We Do?.

Learners can expect reflection exercises that give them the opportunity to apply knowledge gained to their work setting. Learners may benefit from participating in the training with a colleague and reflecting on questions and activities together.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses a need area identified in PH WINS 2017.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Promote Living Wages
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The social determinants of health, or the structures and economic systems that shape patterns of wellness and illness, can influence health issues like obesity and teen pregnancy. Upstream factors that influence health are broad, deeply entrenched in our society, and can appear daunting to change. While public health often focuses on individual-level health behaviors, this approach requires a high level of effort from the targeted individual and has little influence on widespread population health.

Health departments are increasingly moving upstream to tackle the core issues that affect the communities they serve, such as income. This module details how raising the minimum wage is a public health issue and provides a case study of one health department that used research, communication, and advocacy to influence low wages.

Learners can expect clear, easy to follow navigation, and many opportunities for reflection in this case study.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity responds to training needs identified in PH WINS 2017.

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Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Grow a Healthy Public Food Sector
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This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support food policy changes in their communities to encourage healthy food systems. The session begins with a discussion of why the public sector should be involved in developing policies around food and how local health agencies can lead the charge. Next, participants will learn about food system goals that can promote health and how to achieve those goals. Finally, learners will explore case studies that demonstrate how public health agencies have planned and implemented changes to their food systems.

This course provides a foundation of knowledge about supporting food policy and strategies using content expertise and best practice examples. Both text and audio are available for different learning needs for entire training.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity is aligned with PH WINS 2017.

Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages
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This course is designed for participants to access reliable health information resources in multiple languages.

Intended Audience

Public health professionals interested in advancing their ability to locate reliable health information. This may include public health nurses, community health workers, academic researchers, policy makers, and epidemiologists.

Length

The length of time for participants to take this course is estimated to be 1 hour.

Course Content

This course will cover resources that provide reliable health information in multiple languages.

  1. Data on current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
  2. Online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States.
  • Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages.
  • Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages.

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

Communication Skills: 3C1 – Ensures that the literacy of populations served (e.g., ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social media literacy) is reflected in the organization’s policies, programs, and services

Domain 4: Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence: 4B5 – Ensures the diversity of individuals and populations is addressed in policies, programs, and services that affect the health of the community

Public Health 3.0

Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI
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Learning Objectives:

  • To explain what Title VI is and its implications for workers in the health care industry, especially public health
  • To outline the demographic distribution of people by language and race in the United States
  • To discuss cultural competence in the healthcare setting and how this relates to Title VI legislation
  • To state the laws concerning cultural competence
  • To outline the process of achieving cultural competency according to the cultural competency continuum, and
  • To list the standards for measuring cultural competency in the healthcare industry

To complete this training, click here.

Care of Populations Badge: Culture
$158.23
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Culture influences health behavior and when major differences exist between a patient’s and provider’s cultural framework for illness, a host of adverse outcomes may result. This badge introduces students to the concepts of health and health care disparity and the importance of learning how individuals define, react to, and treat illness and other health risks.

$158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents

To learn more, click here.

Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
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“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication,” as described in the“Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication” training. One of the essential services of public health is to enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. “The Bamboo Dragon” begins with the health inspection of an Asian restaurant. Can the stakeholders overcome the barriers to communication that cultural differences have created?

Click here to learn more.

Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cultural differences allows WIC personnel to have better and enhanced conversations with all populations.

The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cultural competence and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of eating practices from various cultures, specifically in the context of the WIC food package
  • Increase awareness of resources, at the local and national levels, that enable WIC personnel and any health care provider to improve services to diverse participants
Organizations Involved in Equity
Think Cultural Health
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This website features information, continuing education opportunities, resources, and more for health and health care professionals to learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services, or CLAS. Launched in 2004, Think Cultural Health is sponsored by the Office of Minority Health.

Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
CommonHealth Action
Indian Health Service
Robert Wood Foundation
de Beaumont Foundation
Public Health Foundation
Trans Student Educational Resources
National LGBT Health Education Center
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality
Sovereign Bodies Institute
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SBI is a home for generating new knowledge and understandings of how Indigenous nations and communities are impacted by gender and sexual violence, and how they may continue to work towards healing and freedom from such violence…

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Using Geographic Information Science to Advance Health Equity and Environmental Justice
Environmental factors have an important impact on the health of communities. Public health professionals may use geographic information sciences (GIS) to assess the health of co... Read More
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Addressing Unconscious Bias in our Language
As health professionals, it is critical that we reflect and ... Read More
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Moving Beyond ‘Socioeconomic Status’ to Social Class Processes in Public Health
It is well known that there is a “social gradient of health,” or an inverse relationship between socioeconomic status and physical and mental health. However, most public he... Read More
Toolkit
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Utilizing Health Equity Council (HEC) Tools to achieve Healthy People 2020 Goals
The Health Equity Council has developed a variety of tools to use for various purposes to address health inequities. The following table outlines some of the ways that these too... Read More
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CASPER: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response
CASPER: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response
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RURAL COMMUNITY ACTION GUIDE
Rural Community Action Guide: Promising Practices Supplement ... Read More
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Community Tool Box: Enhancing Cultural Competence
This toolkit aids in assessing and enhancing cultural competence in your organization or community effort.
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Search for Patient Education Materials
Find multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics. Learn about diseases, causes, symptoms, treatmen... Read More
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National Center for Cultural Competence Self-Assessments
“There are numerous benefits to self-assessments. Such processes can lead to the development of a strategic organizational plan with clearly defined short-term and long-term g... Read More
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Workforce Development Plan
Monterey County California Health Department’s 2015-2018 Workforce Development Plan
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The Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative 2015 Overview
The Boston Public Health Commission’s Racial Justice and Health ... Read More
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Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal
The Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal serves as a centralized source for public health data, resulting in: Im... Read More
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Public Health Services Workforce Development Plan
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Wo... Read More
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Health Equity Resources/Tools
NACDD’S Health Equity Council (HEC) has developed a variety of tools and resources to aid public health ... Read More
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Health Equity Tips & Tactics
Tips & Tactics from the Human Impact Partners Team
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Privilege for Sale
An activity that gets groups talking about and examining privilege.
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Ways to Get Started: Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments
We’ve grouped together a set of actions that local health departmen... Read More
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Project Implicit
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in impl... Read More
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Equitable Classroom Practices Observation Checklist
Equitable Classroom Practices is a checklist of 27 specific, observable teacher behav... Read More
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Your Culture Sketch
Privilege activity by Pamela A. Hays, PhD
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Who is on Your Dream Team?
Take the time to name those people who helped you get to where you are today. To help, we’ll give you a few quick prompts – about the ... Read More
Videos
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Unnatural Causes: How Unemployment Affects Families
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Job loss doesn’t just affect individuals. It impacts families and even whole co... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES!) Anti-Violence Program in Richmond, California
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Learn more about YES! – the after-school youth anti-violence program featured i... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Wealth Equals Health
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3 Wealth and health are tightly linked in the United States. As immigrants ... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Water Rights and Diabetes in Arizona
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 4 The Tohono O’odham and Pima Indians of southern Arizona have perhap... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Unraveling the Mystery of Black-White Differences in Infant Mortality
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes Neonatologists James Collins and Richard David specialize in the care of infants born too s... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA) - Cultural Renewal to Improve Health
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Terrol Dew Johnson, featured in the “Bad Sugar” segment of UNNATURAL CAUS... Read More
Unnatural Causes: There
Unnatural Causes: There's No Such Thing as Small Stuff: Being Poor in Louisville
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Mary Turner, featured in “In Sickness and In Wealth,” lives in a poor nei... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Richmond California Struggles for Clean Air
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Community activist Torm Nompraseurt leads a “toxic tour” of Richmond, Cal... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Native American Treaties and Health Care
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Dr. Donald Warne explains that Native Americans are the only U.S. group born with a l... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Marshallese Displaced from Home Islands after U.S. Nuclear Testing
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 6 Dise Langrus is one of many Marshallese who were relocated from their hom... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Louisville
Unnatural Causes: Louisville's Rubbertown Neighborhood Fights against Toxic Emissions
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Eboni Cochran and her neighbors in Louisville have organized to demand that chemical ... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods is Bad for Your Health
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 5 Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Increasi... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Latino Paradox
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3 Two researchers present findings related to the “Latino paradox,... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Kim Anderson
Unnatural Causes: Kim Anderson's Story
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 2 When Atlanta lawyer Kim Anderson was pregnant with her first child, she d... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Importance of Culturally Appropriate Care for Native Americans
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Modern medicine teaches a rigid, scientific approach to disease prevention. Yet pract... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Impact of Poverty and Stress on Diabetes among Native Americans
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes As Dr. Donald Warne explains, there is a direct biochemical connection between living... Read More
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Segregated by Design
‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally se... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: How Racism Impacts Pregnancy Outcomes
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes UCLA obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Michael Lu believes that for many women of col... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Health in America
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 1 The U.S. is one of the richest countries in the world, yet we rank 29th f... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Growing Wealth Divide Is Bad for Health
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 7 In Michigan, as in other parts of the country, there’s a growing ch... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Gardening as Cultural Renewal - the Gila Crossing School Program
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes The Gila Crossing Elementary School in southern Arizona was once operated by the Bure... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Federal Indian Policies and Health Image
Unnatural Causes: Federal Indian Policies and Health
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Historically, federal Indian policies have been destructive to Native American commun... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes Industry and Native American Health Image
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes Industry and Native American Health
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Competing agendas drive the distribution of resources when it comes to diabetes care ... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Diabetes in the Marshall Islands
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Their traditional diet and way of life disrupted by globalization and the American mi... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Diabetes among Native Americans - Genes or Environment?
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes The U.S. government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 40 years ... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Culture of Diabetes - Native Americans and Futurelessness
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes In some Native American communities, diabetes is so common that people grow up feelin... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Cultural Loss - Impact on Native American Health
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Dr. Donald Warne talks about how cultural loss impacts the health of Native American ... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Atomic Testing in the Marshall Islands
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Between 1946 and 1958, the U.S. detonated 67 nuclear devices in and around the Marsha... Read More
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Unnatural Causes: Arriving Healthy
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3 New immigrants arriving in the United States tend to be healthier than th... Read More
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Yale Psychiatry Grand Rounds Video
Carolyn Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of African Studies, History, and History of Medicine, Yale University: “Violent Medicine: Doctors and the Ethics of Medical Practice ... Read More
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What is Health Equity?
What is Health Equity? This three-minute motion graphic video explains how social, economic, and environmental conditions can create health inequities and how these inequities c... Read More
Equity Courses and Workshops
Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health Image
Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health
Transgender Health 101 is the first of seven courses in our Transgender Health Learning Series.... Read More
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Transgender Health 103: LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion
Transgender Health 103: LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion, the third in a seven-course lear... Read More
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Weaving the Threads of Culture: Working Effectively with American Indians (AI) and Alaskan Natives (AN)
Weaving the Threads of Culture: Working Effectively with American Indians (AI) and Alaskan Natives ... Read More
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Tribal Behavioral Health 104: Culture is Prevention
Tribal Behavioral Health 104: Culture is Prevention will i... Read More
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Workshop: Seeking Health Equity: Understanding and Taking Action on the Root Causes of Health Disparities
Overview: This is an all-day, in-person, skills-based workshop. A limited number of these classes are held at local, state and tribal health departme... Read More
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Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace
The content of this course includes: Introductions to culture, cultural competence, cultural... Read More
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Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities
This course will cover resources that provide information on finding data on health disparities. ... Read More
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Addressing Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in societ... Read More
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Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
As a community health outreach worker, a key role you play is providing health outreach to vulnerable populations to connect them with services. To do this well, community healt... Read More
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Human Health Effects of Climate Change
Do you know how climate change will affect health in your community and what you can do to reduce climate-related impacts? Following a short overview of the causes and me... Read More
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Measuring Health Disparities
This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice -how to u... Read More
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Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of c... Read More
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Health Literacy for Health Professionals
The purpose of this public health literacy web-based training program is to educate public health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health i... Read More
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Health Equity 101
This engaging and upbeat interactive course highlights concepts related to health equity and showcases local and national data in support of the Lake County Health Department an... Read More
Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health Image
Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health
Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. Wh... Read More
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Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Promote Living Wages
The social determinants of health, or the structures and economic systems that shape patterns of wellness and illness, can influence health issues like obesity and teen pregnanc... Read More
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Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages
This course is designed for participants to access reliable health information resources in multiple languages. Inte... Read More
Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI Image
Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI
Learning Objectives: To explain what Title VI is and its implications for workers in the health care industry, especially public health To... Read More
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Care of Populations Badge: Culture
Culture influences health behavior and when major differences exist between a patient’s and provider’s cultural framework for illness, a host of adverse outcomes may result.... Read More
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Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies f... Read More
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Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices
This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of c... Read More