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Health Equity Trainings

Introduction to Health Equity

Description of Lesson

Participants learn that health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential and is not prevented from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.  The underlying causes of health inequity will be discussed through a series of individual and small group activities and class discussion.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Define and explain the concepts of health equity and health disparity
  • Analyze how specific factors (determinants) contribute to health disparities
  • Analyze how the environment and personal health are interrelated
  • Identify groups that are most affected by health disparities
  • Evaluate how health disparities impact people in the local community (school, town, etc.)

Introduction to Social Determinants of Health

Description of Lesson

Participants will learn about the positive and negative impacts that community infrastructure can have on an individual’s health and well-being.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Define and give examples of health, community, and social determinants of health.
  • Recognize how individual health and community health are related.

Analyze how social determinants of health can impact an individual’s personal health and the health of the community.

Introduction to Equity Lens

Description of Lesson

Participants will learn about the Equity Lens Tool and how to apply it when making decisions that impact the community.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Establish a shared understanding of the relationship between health, equity, and local government planning.
  • Understand the five steps involved in using the Equity Lens Tool and the core questions to ask when planning.
  • Identify barriers in applying equity principles to everyday planning activities.
  • Apply the Equity Lens Tool to a real-life scenario.

Introduction to Cultural Competency

Description of Lesson

In the Cultural Competency Workshop, participants learn how Cultural Competency can impact the way they communicate and interact effectively with people across cultures who have varying beliefs.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Define and Explain the Concept of Cultural Competency
  • Understand the impact of Cultural Competency in Health Care
  • Define the four components
  • Recognize barriers and take action

Introduction to Health Disparities and Health Inequities

Description of Lesson:

This workshop focuses on the social determinants of health as the driving forces of and health inequities health disparities and describes trends that are related to health equity. Participants will learn how social, economic and environmental factors can affect access to health and be able to strategize how to break down barriers that cause health disparities.

Learning objectives:

Participants will:

  • Define health inequities and health disparities and their relation
  • Identify social determinants of health
  • Describe how social determinants of health play a role in health disparities
  • Health inequities activity and discussion
  • Identify community-based solutions

Introduction to Implicit Bias

Description of Lesson:

Participants will understand the concepts of Implicit Bias and how it impacts our thinking and interaction with others.

Learning objectives:

Participants will:

  • Define and Explain the concept Implicit Bias
  • Understand the impact of Implicit Bias
  • Recognize common implicit biases
  • Take action to manage and reduce Implicit Bias

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-0783

Updated on:  May 10, 2022

2022-05-10T12:05:33-07:00
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