Health Equity

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.

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

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

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.