• Cultural Competency Training

    This engaging session provides a framework for understanding cultural competency development as an ongoing process of personal, organizational and community change. Issues surrounding race, gender and class can be very challenging for groups to wrap their minds and hearts around. For example, while most scholars agree that race is a social construction, it profoundly impacts the life outcomes of children, adults, families and communities. In addition, understanding race also means understanding issues related to power and privilege and how all of us are harmed by systems of injustice. This two-day session provides a supportive and challenging learning environment in which people learn about the complexities of race, gender, class and other differences and the connections between health disparities and health inequities. Several tools and frameworks will be provided to assist participants in applying what they learn to their roles as public health workers at the personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels.