Through this training, participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and ability to become culturally competent public health professionals, develop an understanding of the difference between implicit and explicit bias, increase self-awareness of how bias affects their own worldview, and explore “debiasing” techniques to unlearn implicit biases that may affect decision-making on behalf of marginalized and disadvantaged communities. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of how cultural competency can be applied at the micro level in one-on-one or small group interactions and at the macro level to build culturally competent organizations, programs and policies that are responsive to the contextual and structural factors that shape health outcomes for disadvantaged communities.
College of Health Sciences
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Define power and explain how power fits into a health equity framework;
- Distinguish various approaches to community engagement, including asset-based and community power building;
- Identify the role of power building and partnerships with power building organizations among strategies for advancing health equity; and
- Interpret a power map and how it informs strategies to shift power and advance health equity.
In order to encourage participants to fully engage with us during online or in-person trainings, we will not be sharing the recording or the slides. In lieu of slides, we are sharing a reading list that corresponds with the core topics/units covered during the training.