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Engaging and Empowering Priority Communities: Health Equity in Action (webinar)

March 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Additional Resources

PolicyLink: Lifting Up What Works

Healthy People 2020

Introduction to Equity in Community Building (webinar)

Health Equity Series Part III: Power Dynamics Training 4/27/16 (Info/Register)

Presented by the Community Health Training Institute as a part of the 2016 Health Equity Training Series.

0054 Barbosa Mo 001 Edit 125x125Topics: Health Equity, understanding overcoming barriers to engage diverse populations, practical application

Trainer: Moacir (Mo) Barbosa, Assistant Director, Health Resources in Action (left)

Description: Creating health equity requires the prioritization of work that engages and empowers communities experiencing disparities related racial, economic, gender and social determinants. Most community health projects struggle with the issue of engaging diverse communities in the work of mainstream coalitions. There are numerous barriers to such engagement, some conscious, and some unconscious. Race, class, and cultural communication styles all influence the ways in which diverse communities relate to planning and implementation activities. Building upon our 2-24-16 webinar “Introduction to Equity in Community Building”, this session will delve deeper into the common barriers to engaging diverse communities in the work of mainstream coalitions, and how to think collaboratively about ways to effectively engage diverse populations/communities in their efforts.

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to health equity work or seeking a refresher.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this webinar will be able to:

  1. Describe at least three aspects of mainstream U.S. culture that create unintended barriers to participation by diverse communities.
  2. Identify at least three strategies to enhance engagement your work by members of diverse communities.
  3. Identify at least two strategies for managing discomfort when working across differences.


March 23, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm