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Staff Development

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

December 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Workshop Description

The historic and present-day impact of structural racism and other forms of oppression has created dramatic differences in health across populations and communities. Where we live can impact our access to resources and can ultimately influence a variety of health outcomes.

During this training, we will explore how systems of oppression affect equity through racism, classism, sexism, and xenophobia, etc. and thru geographic inequities affecting rural or inner city populations by shaping access to social determinants of health. We’ll also review strategies for individuals, organizations, institutions, and communities to intentionally address racism and other systems of oppression.

In this workshop you will:

  • Define terms (e.g. structural racism, implicit bias, privilege, oppression, segregation)
  • Review data on racism and other forms of oppression and their impact on health
  • Participate in inclusion and exclusion exercises
  • Explore implicit biases and strategies to work with them to promote inclusion
  • Develop organizational and programmatic strategies to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity

This training fuses theory with practice and allow participants to apply the knowledge and tools presented in training and implement them in their everyday work to create healthy, equitable, thriving communities.

Workshop Instructor

Kady R. Pecorella, MA has extensive experience in program management, curriculum development, and training facilitation and implementation. She has extensive experience managing multiple public health programs and currently manages and supports the management of programs including Ryan White funded projects, Virginia’s statewide immunization coalition, and COVID-19 health literacy training programs. Kady also has extensive experience with curriculum development, training facilitation, and implementing training programs. She has developed curricula and facilitated trainings on health equity, health literacy, cultural humility/responsiveness, COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19 contact tracing, and increasing vaccine confidence.

Prior to joining IPHI, Kady held research positions analyzing outcomes from global HIV programs and conducted rapid appraisal of water access projects in Palestinian communities. Kady has a B.A. in International Studies from Stonehill College and an M.A. in International Development from American University.

Nick Kotula is the Training, Curriculum, and Instructional Design Manager with IPHI. The Training, Curriculum & Instructional Design Manager is responsible for providing complex management, coordination, and administrative work in planning, evaluating, developing, coordinating, and implementing training programs and services across IPHI’s programs. Nick has over 15 years of experience designing and delivering engaging adult learning. He worked for a variety of healthcare providers from a small medical laboratory, a large healthcare system, to most recently with the Virginia Department of Health. Nick has also designed and provided leadership training and spearheaded diversity, equity, and inclusion training development and delivery for the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.

He has a degree from Old Dominion University in Occupational and Technical Studies with a Training Specialist concentration.

Workshop Registration

Please note: This workshop is intended and curated for current VFHY grantees. Feel free to direct any questions about this to our Director of Programs, Michael Parsons at mparsons@vfhy.org
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This virtual workshop is provided by the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI).