Health Equity in Prevention Part 2: An Overview of a Health Equity Toolkit for Rural and Remote Communities
October 1, 2020
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, and will include an experience-based activity from the Toolkit. Be prepared to join breakout rooms during the webinar! Presenters will walk participants through a readiness assessment to determine if their organization is ready to embark on the guided journey the Toolkit offers. The presenters will relate this back to the need for an embodied health equity practice and provide some key resources for additional learning and discovery if the Toolkit is not the right fit for you at this time.
- Understand the purpose, content, and approach of the Toolkit.
- Assess an organization’s readiness for implementing 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.
Donna Kelly, Community Representative
CPWI Coalition Coordinator
Panther Country Coalition (Cusick)
Cusick Youth Coalition
Pend Oreille County Counseling Services
Webinar Slides & Handout Packet