A Local Health Department Approach to Improving Health Equity Practices through Workforce Development
HESA participants receive in-depth training in the public health system, its core functions and ten essential services, cultural competency and cultural humility, the history of race and racism in the United States, and the social determinants of health and health equity. HESA incorporates MCHD’s strategic plan's systems integration approach to carry forward the plan's initiatives with a focus on prevention that advocates a HiAP or “whole government” approach to health. Scholars are provided with practical skills and tools to educate peers in equity and address health disparities.
Details of steps taken to develop the HESA series will be provided, including an overview of the development of modules and successes and challenges in design, implementation, facilitation, budgetary concerns, barriers, curriculum assessment and staff response.
Learning Areas:Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Describe a workforce development health equity training academy for local health departments Identify strategies for developing a health equity training academy for local health departments
Keyword(s): Organizational Change, Workforce Development
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have five years experience in public health practice with experience implementing evidence-based and promising practice health promotion programs. I have an academic background that has a strong emphasis in equity and racial justice. I have served as a local health department's health equity coordinator for two years and developed, implemented, and evaluated the curriculum which is the focus of the abstract.
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.