*Please note that we will offer Spanish interpretation for this session*
*Favor notar que para esta sesión estaremos ofreciendo interpretación en español.*
Cultural competence, or individuals’ or organizations’ ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, is critically important to prevention success. Doing this effectively involves examining and addressing systemic and structural factors that lead to health inequities and disparities so that everyone can achieve their highest level of health and well-being, regardless of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or other social determinants of health.
Join us for an interactive session that delves deep into what it means to center equity in our prevention efforts, and how communities can infuse a commitment to equity through implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). We will first create a shared understanding of important terms and concepts related to equity and then spend the majority of the session hearing directly from a panel of prevention practitioners who will share their real-world experiences of building inclusive coalitions and developing prevention plans with equity at the forefront.
- Identify key concepts related to health equity
- Describe the relationship between health equity and a data-informed prevention planning process, like the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
- List one strategy for centering equity while implementing the SPF process
Presenter bio: Lauri Solomon is a training and technical assistance specialist with the Education Development Center. She has more than 25 years' experience in public health working on a variety of initiatives including the prevention of substance misuse, sexually transmitted infections, and teen pregnancy. Lauri has been providing technical assistance and training on the application of the social norms approach since 1999. She also holds a doctorate in social justice education and works to bring an equity lens to all aspects of her work.