Culture of Health Institute for Leadership Development
The Culture of Health Institute for Leadership Development (CHILD) is a learning platform designed to build health equity leadership and skills. Through trainings and technical assistance, CHILD facilitates the adoption of equity-centered theories, tools, policies and best practices that advance policy and systems changes across the social determinants of health. CHILD’s offerings accelerate the ability of participants to apply an equity lens and address health inequities through effective community engagement, cross-sector partnerships, and policy advocacy strategies.
Our Theory of Practice
Health equity is best achieved by changing policies, systems, and environments that affect the social determinants of health as well as the practices that determine who gets what, when, and how. By creating a community of practitioners grounded in the principles of equity, inclusion and policy, systems and environmental change, CHILD will increase opportunities for health as these principles are reflected in priorities, local, state and federal policies and community engagement strategies advanced by leaders trained and supported through CHILD’s trainings and technical assistance services.
Who Should Attend CHILD Trainings?
Our trainings are designed for practitioners and advocates who seek greater effectiveness in advancing health equity goals within their organizations, communities, or at the local, state, or federal levels of government.
Why Should I Attend a CHILD Training?
Attendees will build the knowledge, skills, capacity, and empathy to effectively work with diverse people to create healthier, more equitable communities. Through participation in a CHILD training, attendees:
- Gain deeper historical context for how policies and various forms of systemic oppression create and maintain health and social inequities;
- Develop awareness and understanding of how policy, systems and environmental change strategies can improve health outcomes and promote equity;
- Learn concrete steps for applying equity-centered theories, tools and best practices to policy and program development;
- Build skills to effectively communicate with and garner the support of policymakers and cross-sector partners; and
- Learn how to authentically engage diverse populations and build community power to advance health equity goals.
How Can I Attend a CHILD Training?
CHILD offers online and in-person training opportunities. Whether it’s online or in-person, all of our trainings are developed and delivered by expert facilitators and curriculum designers who have created each session to ensure interactivity, retention of information, and consideration of different learning styles.