Why Health Equity Matters in Prevention



Although health equity is the term of the season, it is and should have always been at the core of everything we do. One size does not fit all, and to  provide the best prevention interventions possible, we must be flexible and adapt our services to meet community needs. This also means understanding the role of structural and institutional equality in creating disparities. Health equity matters in prevention and has always mattered. Let's seize the opportunity to uncover why it matters and how we can prioritize equity in action! Join Nicole for a conversation on WHY health equity matters in prevention.



  • Define foundational terms related to health equity
  • Describe the connection between health equity and prevention ethics
  • Understand how to embed equity into prevention practice





Nicole Augustine



Nicole M Augustine is the Founder and CEO of RIZE Consultants, LLC, a strategic consulting firm founded in January 2015. Nicole is an entrepreneur, public health professional, and social justice advocate. Her journey in public health began at Cornell University when after graduating she worked for three years as a BASICS counselor for Cornell's campus harm reduction initiative.  From there, Nicole transitioned into the George Washington University School of Public Health before experiencing a rapid career progression from providing prevention education to providing training and technical assistance to communities, professionals, and state agencies.


Nicole has served as the Project Coordinator for the Southeast PTTC, the Project Director of the NC Behavioral Health Equity Initiative, and the Prevention Director for the Addiction Professionals of NC. Nicole currently serves as an Advanced Implementation Specialist with the Opioid Response Network. This network is building trust across justice, corrections and medical systems to address the opioid and stimulants crisis.


Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all participants who attend the training in full.   


The Great Lakes PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: Jan. 6, 2022 10:00 am
Ends: Jan. 6, 2022 11:30 am
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