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Events

Look here for a listing of key events that help support whole health equity. If you have an event you would like us to consider adding to the list, please send us the information.

President Obama’s Town Hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

Posted by admin on March 6

President Obama will take part in a town hall at the Newseum in Washington, DC to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how the law benefits the Latino community on March 6, 2014 at 11:30am ET. The town hall is hosted by Univision, Telemundo, impreMedia and the California Endowment.

The town hall, which will be televised and livestreamed in both English and Spanish, will provide an opportunity for Latinos across the country to learn more about how to enroll in affordable, quality health care via the Health Insurance Marketplace.

To watch in Spanish, go here. You can join the conversation and submit questions on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #TuSaludyObama and #Asegurate.

LGBTQ Youth Conference – Save the Date, April 4 – Sacramento

Posted by admin on March 6

The Sacramento City Unified School District and the Gender Health Center present:

No Time to Lose: A Professional Conference to Activate Change for LGBTQ Youth

Friday, April 4, 2014

8am-5pm

SCUSD Serna Center

This all-day conference on the needs of LGBTQ youth includes more than a dozen presentations on topics such as bullying prevention, gender expression, harm reduction, counseling, school climate and college readiness.  The conference also features a youth panel, book fair, resource tables and more.  Speakers include West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, CSUS Professors David Nylund and Todd Migliaccio, and spoken word artist Fong Tran.  Registration information will be available soon.  Stay tuned!

CiMH Community Defined Practices Webinar Series

Posted by Autumn Valerio on January 9

CiMH is hosting a webinar series focused on community-defined practices (CDPs) and promising practices in racial and ethnic communities (Asian Pacific Islander, Native American, African American, and Latino).  It is designed to promote specific strategies, discuss the implementation of effective practices, and discuss how to address systemic change at the local/county level and beyond in terms of creating policy to support CDPs in our communities.  In addition, these webinars will also promote strategies to improve prevention, early intervention and care in racial and ethnic communities using promising practices and CDPs.

Please see the description of two upcoming webinars below. More information is available here

Coping & Resiliency:  Healing Our Families and Strengthening Our Village

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)

This presentation will serve as an introduction to understanding the role of spirituality, specifically related to the Christian faith, within the African American community. The presenters will highlight how spirituality has and continues to be a coping mechanism within the African American community. Our presenters will examine the role of historical oppression and present day barriers affecting the African American population, while highlighting coping mechanisms employed across gender and generational lines. During this webinar the presenters will also highlight and discuss the importance of collaboration between the faith-based community and mental health, for sustained healing and positive outcomes in the African American population.

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/160337224

 

Reframing Culturally Relevant Practices for African Descended Communities:

Healing Our Families, Strengthening Our Villages

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)

This webinar is intended to increase awareness and sensitivity among service providers as it relates to engaging African descended people living in the United States. The presenters intend to impress upon the audience the striking resilience and resourcefulness of the population and the importance of engaging the African American community from a strength-based perspective as opposed to using a deficit model. While much time has passed since Africans were brought to the US and other continents of the world, African descended people continue to be targeted as a people and are one of the least to seek support through Western society’s traditionally supported avenues. Historical and social factors as well as barriers to seeking and accessing services will be highlighted. Examples of culturally based delivery models will be shared and participants will be encouraged to utilize this as an opportunity to ask questions that will facilitate the learning of all members of the audience.

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/347241897

 

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