These trainings present a primary prevention approach to health inequities, and are designed to help participants understand and analyze the community factors that shape health, safety, and equity, and to develop comprehensive strategies for change. The interactive format of the training allows participants to refine the way their organization approaches health equity, and also allows participants to gain a better understanding of the work their colleagues are doing and opportunities for collaboration. Participants will walk away with an increased understanding of primary prevention, the impact of the environment on community health and wellbeing, and a variety of Prevention Institute tools and frameworks useful in advancing local policy change. There are a limited number of spots, so contact us now to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
The trainings emphasize: How to systematically shift the focus to creating environments that prevent illness and injury in the first place; successful examples from around the country of efforts to change environments, policy, and practices; introducing and applying Prevention Institute's nationally recognized tools; creating a dialogue among participants about current successes and challenges, opportunities, and innovative strategies.
Module One, An Environmental Approach to Understanding Health Inequities, will:
- familiarize participants with a prevention-based community health approach to health inequities,
- help participants identify, analyze and prioritize factors in the community environment that can reduce health inequities,
- develop the capacity to understand and communicate the value of primary prevention and an environmental approach to health outcomes.
Module Two, Creating Systematic and Strategic Change to Reduce Health Inequities, will:
- teach strategies for identifying multiple levels of intervention to formulate a comprehensive approach to addressing health equity utilizing the Spectrum of Prevention and other Prevention Institute frameworks,
- provide tools and techniques to develop coalition building and collaboration skills,
- map out the essential elements to design an effective community health intervention with a prevention framework.
If you work in a California-based organization and are interested in learning more about how to host a training for your community or organization, please fill out the form, below.
Promoting Health, Safety, and Equity: Creating Systematic, Strategic & Sustainable Change in the Central Valley: We are also offering a free day-long training in Fresno, CA on February 21st. Learn more about this opportunity and register today.