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.
- Cultural Proficiency: "Developing Cultural Competency from the Inside Out" Registration form
- Health Equity Online Training
MDHHS has launched a new training related to health equity and health disparities.This training will help you to better understand health equity and health disparities, factors that contribute to health inequities, populations that are most affected, the impact of health inequities, and how MDHHS employees can improve the health equity for state residents. The training is open to MDHHS employees and contractors and the public.
State employees with access to the SOM network will access the training through the Learning Center link on the intranet home page.
Contractors will access the training at the following URL: https://courses.mihealth.org/MDCH
Everyone else will access the training on the Public LMS at the following URL: https://courses.mihealth.org/Public