with Health Justice
Health Justice partners with health and other organizations that are seeking to provide customized trainings to their employees.
Training topics include Racial Equity 101 and Moving Health Systems along the Anti-
Racist Continuum. All trainings are half-day
long and offered only virtually at this time.
Racial Equity 101: Introduction to Foundational Concepts
Racial Equity 101: Introduction to Foundational Concepts training uses self-reflection, large group discussion, breakout groups, and brief didactic lectures to engage participants in learning foundational racial equity concepts. The training covers the social construction of race; defining racism; the levels/dimensions of racism (internalized, interpersonal, institutional, structural and cultural) and how they show up including in the healthcare or public health setting, and an analysis of power within social structures. This introductory training aims to ensure that everyone has a baseline understanding of these foundational concepts and a shared language and analysis for discussing the issues of race, racism and racial equity. An understanding of these topics is essential for racial equity practice.
Moving Health Systems Along the Anti-Racist Organizational Continuum
The Moving Health Systems Along the Anti-Racist Organizational Continuum training designed to help participants in building to skills to move their healthcare and public health organizations along the Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist, Multicultural Organization. The training which includes lecture as well as breakout groups includes a brief review of foundational racial equity concepts, an introduction to the continuum on becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization as well as strategies to help health systems advance along the continuum. Participants will identify where their respective organization lies on the continuum and have the opportunity to reflect on steps they can take personally to advance their organization along the continuum towards anti-racism.
Operationalizing Racial Equity
The Operationalizing Racial Equity workshop provides an opportunity for participants to identify priority areas for meaningful change within their organization, brainstorm potential actions, and consider what resources and challenges may exist when it comes to implementing these potential actions. At the end of the workshop, participants will develop immediate next steps to advance equity within the priority areas identified. The workshop includes breakout groups as well as large group discussion.
White Supremacy Organizational Culture: Characteristics and Alternative Approaches
This White Supremacy Organizational Culture: Characterstics and Alternative Approaches training focuses on understanding how dominant culture (i.e., white supremacy culture) shows up within organizations. This training builds on the concept of cultural racism introduced in the Racial Equity 101 training. Participants will be introduced to the concept of white supremacy cultural characteristics and will be led through an interactive session to understand how these characteristics show up in their organization followed by identifying antidotes or alternatives to these characteristics that could be implemented. This training is a natural follow up to the Racial Equity 101 training.
Advancing Conversations about Race and Racism—available through a partnership with Fanta Sarah LLC
The Advancing Conversations about Race and Racism training will introduce participants to strategies to help advance conversations about racism and equity. Participants will learn about common detours used during conversations about racism and how to apply the Center for Social Inclusion’s Affirm-Counter-Transform (ACT) model to interrupt these detours. Participants will also learn to formulate an accountable response when someone has perceived something they have said or done as biased using the Recognize-Apologize-Reflect (RAR) method. The session will include opportunities to role-play different scenarios where participants can apply the ACT and RAR models including examples related to the workplace.
Equity in the Performance Management Process
The Equity in the Performance Management Process training focuses on introducing participants to common biases that arise during the performance management process and incorporates discussion and exploration of the role of cultural racism and the dominant culture’s concept of “professionalism.” Participants will learn about concrete strategies to mitigate biases in the performance management process. This training leverages large group discussion, breakout groups and polling questions to create a dynamic and engaging learning experience for participants.
Racial Equity In Research
The Racial Equity in Research training leverages large group discussion, breakout groups and polling questions to create a dynamic and engaging learning experience for participants.This training (~3.5 hours) focuses on bringing a racial equity perspective to research. This training will walk through the major stages of research (e.g., design and data collection, analysis, dissemination, etc.) and engage participants on how to apply a racial equity lens to each stage. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own work as an example and examine how their background influences the direction of their research. The role of community and community engagement will also be centered and explored. This training builds on concepts introduced in Racial Equity 101 such as power and systems analysis.