Diversity and Health Equity
Georgetown University's MCH Navigator and NCEMCH are pleased to present this list of online trainings and resources for use by the Title V workforce in approaching diversity as a way to address health disparities, health equity, and removing barriers to care. The MCH Leadership Competencies present a conceptual framework for this issue. Goal 2 (Diversity and Health Equity) of the Division of MCH Workforce Development 2012-2020 Strategic Plan presents approaches to prepare and empower MCH leaders from diverse communities to promote health equity, wellness, and reduce disparities in health and health care. These approaches augment the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, which promotes integrated approaches, evidence-based programs, and best practices to reduce these disparities in the context of the Affordable Care Act, Healthy People 2020, and other national initiatives to improve health equity.
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Trainings from the MCH Navigator
Trainings on Diversity:
- Cultural Diversity, Health Disparities and Public Health. Date Developed: 12/28/2007. Source: Alabama Public Health Training Network. Presenter(s): Lisa C. Gary, PhD, MPH. Format: Video Webinar.
- Diversity and Cultural Competency in Public Health Settings- Basic Level. Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Wm. Marty Martin, PsyD, MPH, MA, SPHR. Format: Video Webinar.
- Diversity and Health Equity in the Maternal and Child Health Workforce: A Resource Guide to Key Strategies and Actions for MCH Training Programs. Year Developed: 2016. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Lauren Raskin Ramos, MPH, Denise Raybon, MPH, Suzanne Bronheim, PhD, and Tawara Goode, MA. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 31 minutes.
- Diversity Leadership: A Strategic Approach. Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Marty Martin, PsyD. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.
- The Intersections of Cultural Diversity, Health Policy Development and Policy Analysis. Date Developed:Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Dr. Lisa C. Gary, PhD. . Type: Online Course.Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.
Trainings on Identifying Health Disparities within MCH Populations (MCH Leadership Competency 3S2):
Trainings on Strategies to Address Health Disparities within MCH Populations (MCH Leadership Competency 3S6):
- Collecting the Data: First Steps in Achieving Health Equity. Date Developed: 10/17/2013. Source: School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York. Presenter(s): Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH; Marcia J. Wilson, PhD, MBA; David Zingmond, MD, PhD; Steven M. Safyer, MD; Dennis Whalen. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate.Length: 90 minutes.
- Culture and Health Literacy: Beyond Access- Communication and Its implications for Health Disparities. Date Developed: 2010. Source: University of Minnesota Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach. Presenter(s): K. Viswanath. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Introductory. Length: 30 minutes. Accompanying case studies.
- Developmental Health and the Life Course. Date Developed: 2011. Source: Maternal Child Health Life Course Research Network (MCH-LCRN). Presenter(s): Clyde Hertzman, PhD. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Intermediate.Length: 60 minutes.
- Preparing for the Next Decade: A 2020 Vision for Healthy People. Date Developed: 9/10/2012. Source: Healthy People 2020. Presenter(s): Howard Koh, MD. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 4 minutes.
- For a full listing of learning opportunities with annotations from the MCH Navigator database, click here.
Training Brief on Cultural Competence (MCH Leadership Competency 7).
Resources from NCEMCH
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Knowledge Path. Directs readers to a selection of current, high-quality resources about preventing, identifying, and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health. Health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers can use this knowledge path to learn more about health disparities, health equity, and removing barriers to care; for program development; and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions.
- Culturally Competent Services Resource Brief. Directs readers to the key national websites that cover cultural and linguistic competency and connects them to other NCEMCH resources on related topics such as minority health organizations and translation tools.
- Altarum Institute. 2010. Diversity in MCH training: Peer learning collaborative—Activities and preliminary outcomes of 2009-2010. [Washington, DC]: Altarum Institute. This archived webinar from December 15, 2010 discusses the MCH Training Diversity Initiative, peer learning collaborative objectives, context for addressing diversity, team strategies, and collaborative resources.
- Grantmakers In Health. 2012. Striving for health equity: Opportunities as identified by leaders in the field. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 29 pp. This paper, which focuses on health and health care inequities, highlights the current state of the health disparities arena; identifies key opportunities for reduction and elimination strategies, including areas of opportunity arising from key health reform provisions; and offers a set of recommendations and options for funders considering taking more actionable steps to support health disparities elimination and reduction efforts. The paper offers definitions of key terms, provides a health-equity framework, and summarizes key themes and recommendations.
Sanchez K, Chapa T, Ybarra R, Martinez, Jr., ON. 2012. Enhancing the delivery of health care: Eliminating health disparities through a culturally and linguistically centered integrated health care approach—Consensus statements and recommendations. Austin, TX: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, 28 pp. This report focuses on ways to integrate health care services in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways to racial and ethnic minorities and populations with limited English Proficiency (LEP). It includes best practices, insights, and strategies that were shared and discussed during the 2011 national consensus meeting hosted by the Hogg Foundation titled Eliminating Behavioral Health Disparities through the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services for Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Those with Limited English Proficiency. The report combines research conducted by the foundation with proceedings from the consensus meeting and includes consensus statements and recommendations designed to inform a broad audience of health and behavioral health care providers, educators, advocates, consumers, youth and families, researchers, policy makers and other stake holders on health equity for all through integrated health care. The agenda for the national consensus meeting is included in the appendices.
- Hanlon C, Giles B. 2012. State policymakers' guide to advancing health equity through health reform implementation. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 35 pp. This report draws from the experience of teams of state officials in seven states that participated in the Health Equity Learning Collaborative. It highlights policy levers that can be used to advance health equity; synthesizes the work of and recommendations from participating states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Virigina); and offers considerations and key lessons that emerged from the activities of the state teams.
- Bronheim S, Goode T. 2014. Documenting the implementation of cultural and linguistic competence: A guide for Maternal and Child Health Bureau training programs. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 8 pp. This guide for maternal and child health training programs presents approaches to documenting cultural and linguistic competence. Topics include documenting the extent to which a program's overall approach integrates principles and practices of cultural and linguistic competence. The guide also addresses ways to document cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas: curricula and clinical preparation; family involvement and community collaboration; and recruiting, retaining, and supporting racially and ethnically diverse trainees and faculty. Key definitions are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]