239535 Taking it Home: How will your work be different based on BFT

Saturday, October 29, 2011: 3:45 PM

Quinn Gentry, MBA, PhD , Urban Health Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
For the final hour of the learning institute on advancing black feminism in public health, the instructor will work to integrate all the learning objectives from the five earlier presentations to be sure that institute participants are able to connect the conceptual frameworks in ways that increase their ability and willingness to apply black feminism in their current research and program approaches. In addition, participants will receive a workbook that helps them to develop doable action plans for how they will apply black feminism. As a way to create a continued learning community, participants will be introduced to additional resources and tools that will help them to build upon their current knowledge and interest in black feminism.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1) Demonstrate the relevance of black feminist theory in public health interventions for women and girls of color 2) Define and deconstruct black feminist theory as a relevant and practical gender specific strategy in public health 3) Compare black feminist theory to mainstream public health theories and approaches targeting women of color

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to teach this institute because I have been advancing black feminism in public health since 2003 as my NIH-funded dissertation research provided a critical perspective on why black feminism should be a legitimate and mainstream framework in public health. My work resulted in a book published by Taylor and Francis titled, Rough Living: Black Women's Risk for HIV. In keeping with principles of black feminism to include diverse stakeholders in the knowledge gathering and sharing processes, I wrote, directed, and produced a play based on the clinical research findings from her book, called “Divine Intervention. In 2007, The CDC’s National HIV Prevention Conference presented “Divine Intervention” to diverse stakeholders in HIV. As a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, my work on advancing black feminism in public health was presented at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s Annual Women’s Symposium. Finally, I have developed and implemented two practice-based public health interventions guided by black feminism.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.