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Structural Racism and Public Health: How to Talk to Policymakers and Community Members
November 28, 2023
3:00 pm ET; 12:00 pm PT
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Cities are vibrant hubs of cultural and ethnic diversity, economic opportunities, and civic engagement. Yet these communities also endure complex health equity challenges. Many barriers to good health are rooted in structural racism — an unjust system of laws, procedures, and beliefs that cement racial and ethnic inequity. A critical step in addressing these inequities will be learning how to communicate effectively about them with members of our communities and policymakers. During this webinar from the Public Health Communications Collaborative, expert panelists will share key findings from their research on policy-oriented and public-oriented communications about structural racism and public health.

Session topics will address:

  • Evidence-based messaging and communication strategies to engage with residents and decision-makers across sectors;
  • The intersections of public policy and public health in advancing health equity; and
  • The perspectives of public policy influencers and their role in advancing public health agendas.

Public health communicators will leave the session with actionable strategies and new resources to leverage across audiences.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Black and African American (B/AA) communities, especially those in rural areas, are often overlooked in discussions about improving mental health and substance use treatment services. There is a growing need for provider organizations to enhance the quality of care for B/AA individuals.

Join us for a powerful roundtable discussion about the impact of social justice concerns, COVID-19, and challenges of providing care in rural communities. As we build on the discoveries from previous focus groups, this event will amplify conversations regarding workforce shortages, accessible technology, and funding limitations, while highlighting solutions and provider recommendations to address these disparities.

This event is sponsored by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and the Morehouse School of Medicine’s African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. Victor Armstrong, MSW, national director of Soul Shop for Black Churches, will moderate the discussion with panelist representatives from:

  • Bootheel Counseling Services — Sikeston, Mo.
  • Georgia Pines Community Service Board — Thomasville, Ga.
  • NC Counts Coalition — Raleigh, N.C.

By attending the session, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current health care disparities of B/AA populations in rural areas;
  2. Increase your awareness of challenges regarding access, engagement, recruitment, retention, and outcomes for mental health and substance use care providers in rural areas; and
  3. Identify solutions and strategies for supporting community partnerships to reduce disparities.