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SAVE THE DATE: Health Equity in Prevention – A Two-Part Webinar Series

1:00pm - September 3, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
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Health Equity in Prevention – A Two-Part Webinar Series



Part I – September 3, 2020
Part II - October 1, 2020                 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Alaska    
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Pacific               
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Mountain 



Part I – Health Equity in Prevention: A Definition
Equity is a prominent topic in the field of public health, but what is it, really, and how does it relate to prevention?  This session will define health equity as it relates to racial inequity and justice. These concepts will be integrated into the shared risk and protective factors theory and the social determinants of health to understand how equity relates to the field of prevention.

Part II – An Overview of a Health Equity Toolkit. 
The Health Equity Toolkit for Rural and Remote Communities was developed to support public health departments and other organizations doing health-related work to expand their internal capacity and institutionalize equity in their work.  This session will explore the purpose of the toolkit, provide an overview of the content and approach, including an experience-based activity from the Toolkit.  



Ona Crow, MSW, CPSII, serves primarily on OMNI’s Statewide Training and Technical Assistance Project, which provides customized training and technical assistance in needs assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based prevention programs, policies, and practices to organizations and communities in Western Colorado. Ona also supports additional projects related to equity, food access, organizational development and planning, and more. Prior to joining OMNI, Ms. Crow facilitated the development of an organizational Inclusivity Blueprint, a strategy for organizational development to increase inclusivity. Lately, Ms. Crow has been engaging in continued learning around the Othering and Belonging Model.  Overall, Ms. Crow brings an equity lens to all her work.

Ailala Kay, MA, is the Learning and Development Director at OMNI where she has worked since 2004. Ms. Kay brings over 15 of experience developing, leading and managing statewide capacity building projects with a team of regionally based, remote staff to implement consistent high-quality services while allowing for the flexibility needed to be responsive to areas of health equity, culture, and other needs of each community. For over ten years she has served as lead and oversight for Colorado's Statewide Substance Use Prevention Technical Assistance and Training Project, administered by OMNI Institute. Ms. Kay has extensive expertise working with organizations and coalitions, broadly focused on community health, substance use prevention and behavioral health. Ms. Kay is a certified Substance Use Prevention Specialist (SAPST), Trainer 



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Participants will receive a continuing education certificate of 1.5 hours for this live webinar event. 



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