Virtual Trainings

Virtual Trainings
with Health Justice

Virtual Trainings

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 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 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.  

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Moving Health Systems Along the Anti-Racist Organizational Continuum

This training (~3 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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Cultural Racism & Dominant Culture within Organizations: Recognizing Characteristics & Developing Solutions to Counter It

This training (~2.5 hours) focuses on understanding how cultural racism and dominant culture show up in the workplace. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of cultural racism and dominant culture within organizations and will be led through an interactive session to understand how these dominant culture characteristics show up in their organization followed by identifying antidotes or solutions to these characteristics that can be implemented to create a more equitable organizational culture. This training is a natural follow up to the Racial Equity 101 training.

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Racial Equity In Research

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.

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Equity in the Performance Management Process

This 2.5-hour interactive 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.

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