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Training Resources

Do you want to learn strategies and build skills to enhance your health equity efforts? Check out the training resources listed below.

 

CiMH Community Defined Practices Webinar Series

The webinar series focuses 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.

To access the webinar materials, please click here.

 

Health Reform: A Bridge to Health Equity

In this webinar, Daniel Dawes shared information about what it took to accomplish a health equity agenda in health reform. He discussed some of the critical provisions of the health reform law that address the impact and reduction of health disparities among vulnerable populations, and on the current challenges implementing many of these provisions.

 

The RAICES/Promotoras Project: Engaging Community on Improving Children’s Mental Health with Latino Communities

In this webinar, Dr. Callejas will describe the RAICES/Promotoras Project at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. The RAICES project was developed to serve Latino children or those with serious emotional disturbance enrolled in grades K-5. Very often, such children and their families fail to link with available services because of language, cultural and other barriers. "RAICES," which stands for Resources, Advocacy, Integration, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Services, means "roots" in Spanish and symbolizes building healthy school and family ties upon the foundations present within the family and community.


Unnatural Causes

Description from website: UNNATURAL CAUSES is the acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS and now used by thousands of organizations around the country to tackle the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health.  The four-hour series crisscrosses the nation uncovering startling new findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work can actually get under our skin and disrupt our physiology as much as germs and viruses.

The Unnatural Causes website has a multitude of resources including: video clips, discussion guides, toolkits, research documents, podcasts, etc. to address racial and ethnic inequities in health care.

 

Roots of Health Inequity

Roots of Health Inequity is an online course for the public health workforce. This course contains five units that present different aspects of social justice as it relates to public health. Each unit provides an in-depth look at a specific topic by using interactive maps and timelines, slideshows, resource libraries, videos and interviews with practitioners.

 

Race: The Power of An Illusion

Description from website: RACE—The Power of an Illusion is a provocative three-hour series that questions the very idea of race as biology. Scientists tell us that believing in biological races is no more sound than believing the sun revolves around the earth. So if race is a biological myth, where did the idea come from? And why should it matter today? RACE—The Power of an Illusion provides an eye-opening discussion tool to help people examine their beliefs about race, privilege, policy, and justice.

 
California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale (CBMCS) Training

The CBMCS Cultural Competency training is a four-day comprehensive curriculum. The curriculum is structured into four constructs and delivered in four 8-hour modules. The training curriculum was developed in collaboration with the University Of La Verne, California State Department Of Mental Health, Office Of Multicultural Services, California Institute for Mental Health, and California County Mental Health professionals. The training consists of:

To find out more about implementing the CBMCS curriculum in your agency, please contact Khani Gustafson, California Institute for Mental Health, kgustafson@cimh.org, (916) 556-3480

 

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Checklist for MCH Training Programs  

The U.S. Department of Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program funds public and private nonprofit institutions of higherlearning that provide training and education to those working in maternal and child health professions. Amajor objective of the MCH Training Program is to support trainees, faculty, continuing education, and technical assistanceto train the next generation of leadersin maternal and child health. The MCH Training Program places emphasis on interdisciplinary, family-centered, culturally competent care with a population-focused, public health approach. In support ofthis objective,the National Centerfor Cultural Competence (NCCC), with input from an expert MCH faculty workgroup, developed a set of checklists to assess cultural and linguistic competence within the MCH Training Program. To learn more, please click here

 

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