Racial Equity


April 13, 2017
1:00pm - 04:00pm


Mo Barbosa, (HRiA) and Lori Lobenstein (ds4si)

Topics: Defining anti-racism; defining strategies to be anti-racist

Description: Achieving racial equity requires society’s systems and markets to perform equally well for different racial and ethnic groups. Unfortunately, the data for most of our systems and markets do not currently show equity or parity for our most disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups. This training will explore how institutional or customary practices, whether intentional or unintentional, are set up to further perpetuate racial health inequities. Participants will get a chance to explore how this manifests in the community context and ways in which they can work actively against perpetuating these inequitable systems

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to discussing power and racial dynamics in the context of their community work.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this webinar will be able to

1. Define power and how it plays a role in their everyday experiences and interactions.

2. Identify ways in which power influences their relationships and experiences within the community.

3. Identify at least two strategies for leveraging their power positively in their community work

This training meets the following DPH guidelines:

  • Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
  • Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
  • Membership that is reflective of the community
  • Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning


Community Health Training Institute