Virtual Trainings

Virtual Trainings
with Health Justice

Virtual Trainings

Health Justice partners with health and other organizations that are seeking to provide tailored trainings to their employees. Training topics include Racial Equity 101 and Moving Health Systems along the Anti-Racist Continuum. All trainings are offered virtually only at this time.

Racial Equity 101: Introduction to Foundational Concepts

This introductory training (~3.5 hours) 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 health care 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 common language and analysis for discussing issues race, racism and equity. An understanding of these topics is essential to productive racial equity practice.  

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Moving Health Systems Along the Anti-Racist Organizational Continuum

This training (~2.5 hours) is 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 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.

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White Supremacy Organizational Culture: Identifying How It Shows Up and Alternative Approaches

This training (~2.5 hours) focuses on understanding how dominant culture (i.e., white supremacy culture) shows up in the workplace. This training builds on the concept of cultural racism introduced in the Racial Equity 101 training. Participants will be introduced the concept of white supremacy culture characteristics and will be led through an interactive session to understand how these characteristics may show up in their organization followed by identifying antidotes or alternatives to these characteristics that could potentially be implemented. This training is a natural follow up to the Racial Equity 101 training.

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Racial Equity In Research

This training (length TBD) 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 perspective to each stage. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own work as an example and will have the opportunity to 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 analysis and systems analysis.

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