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April 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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One event on April 11, 2024 at 10:00 am

Topics: Overview of the history of race-based inequities and the systems that perpetuate them, tools for addressing inequities, unpacking personal biases.

Description: To understand why health inequities exist today, we need to acknowledge and examine the history and systems in place that have created and perpetuated cumulative, persistent, race-based inequities. These trainings will provide a broad historical context of current health inequities and their roots in the system of structural racism. Participants will also have an opportunity to build skills and a common language to address inequities in their communities, coalitions, and organizations using a Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change (PSE) framework. This training will also discuss how to recognize privileged identities and unpack personal biases as they relate to structural racism and other systems of oppression. Come prepared to dig deep and participate!

Audience: Public health professionals, students, coalition members and leaders.

Trainers: Mo Barbosa and Lauren Bard, Health Resources in Action

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: 

  1. Define structural racism and the systems that perpetuate it.
  2. Identify tools to address health and racial inequities through the policy, systems, and environmental change (PSE) framework.
  3. Examine our personal biases and privileges as they relate to structural racism and other systems of oppression.

MA DPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:

  1. Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities.
  2. Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g., it will impact them directly).
  3. Membership that is reflective of the community.
  4. Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity.

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April 11
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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