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Workshops

All workshops are remote and can be tailored to any audience, including the deaf and blind communities.

In Translating Science for Health Equity, we teach you evidence-based strategies and provide a virtual toolkit to effectively translate scientific data/materials for communication that promotes diversity and inclusion. Duration of workshop depends on needs of the organization. We can focus on a specific translation activity engaging in real time strategies and the tool kit. The workshop can also facilitation Translating Science for beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants.

Systemic Racism Competency  

The Systemic Racism Competency workshops consist of six core competencies: 1) recognizing the racist systems that shape health interactions; 2) developing a language and framework of systemic racism; 3) re-articulating “cultural” ideations in structural terms; 4) observing and imagining systemic interventions; 5) navigating system inequities; and 6) developing humility. We can focus on a specific example working the competencies in real time strategies and the tool kit. The workshop can be tailored for beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants.

Intersectionalities:

Nexus of Domination

The Nexus of Dominance in Health (NDH) provides the foundation for critical conversations and collaborative solutions regarding privileged belief systems, racism, discrimination, and bias that shape intersectional health inequities that impact underserved individuals and communities, research and educational institutions, healthcare, and public health. This is designed to flow naturally through a semi structured, facilitated curriculum.
Engaging the Upstream to address Systemic Downstream 

This course addresses the tension between downstream implementation of interventions and the necessity of upstream engagement from diverse, underserved African American communities. It address the CAAHDER approach - Awareness, Engagement, Collaboration, and Translate by addressing the following questions:

 

1.  Awareness - How do we increase understand the public health processes in identifying and addressing  health risks?

2. Educate - In what ways can we share in their emic understandings of the how, what, why, and who in decision making about the health of their communities?

3. Collaborate - How do we effectively engage communities in downstream public health planning to increase efficacy of research and programs in decreasing health risks?

4. Translate - In what ways can we dissolve power divides to effectively use community input in translating evidence-based programs and research into something that is truly relevant, useful, empowering and sustainable?

Internalized Racial Oppression and Black Women's Health 

This course interprets the insidious effects of structural racism on the socialization on Black women, Internalized Racial Oppression. IRO is a constructed belief that they are indeed inferior to Whites to maintain social hierarchy. IRO is enacted in perceptions of self, others, and through unhealthy behavior and belief systems.  
 
This course will demonstrates how IRO has ramifications for chronic stress, a risk factor for several chronic diseases and  provides generative and unhealthy schematic of perceptions and behaviors. IRO affects behavior change and intervention effects which make for short term intervention effects or ineffective interventions. 

Set the Rules:

Peer-to-Peer Training 

Set the Rules is a peer-to-peer train the trainer program for early childcare centers that teachers parent leaders about the harms of exposure to tobacco smoke for children in utero - 5 years of age and what to do about exposure. Some components of the program include 1) what is environmental tobacco smoke; 2) what is third-hand smoke; 3) what are the harms of exposure; 4) how do I protect my children; 5) what are smoking restrictions. Parents receive a certificate of completion of the course. The goal is parent leaders will take this workshop and implement it in various locations as they will.As part of the course, there is a pre and post-assessment.

Informed Health Consumer and Health Decision Making

This workshop increases the capacity of community members to advocate for themselves within the healthcare system and to teach themselves about personal chronic diseases and illnesses. This course includes 1) what is an informed health consumer; 2) why is my being informed about my chronic disease or illness important; 3) how to research health concerns and find possible solutions; 4) how do I advocate for myself with the information that I find; 5) how to present findings to your physicians; 6) how to integrate physician information with you findings to make the best decisions.  As part of the course, there is a pre and post-assessment.               

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