Diversifying Your Network for Equity

Recording Link - Diversifying Your Network for Equity


Prevention strategies are more likely to be equitable and sustainable when implemented by diverse partners sharing the same vision. However, growing a network of diverse partners is easier said than done. We all have the tendency to work with the same people and organizations. In this workshop, participants will explore the synergy at the heart of diverse networks. Then, Ericka will guide participants in exercises to expand their networks to include non-traditional partners. More importantly, participants will identify strategies to connect authentically with new and diverse partners.



Participants will build their capacity to grow a diverse network by

  1. Understanding the connection between a diverse network and equitable solutions.
  2. Learning and exchanging strategies to diversify their networks.
  3. Practicing authenticity for connection.



Ericka Burroughs- Girardi

Ericka Burroughs-Girardi is the senior outreach specialist for County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. Ericka’s primary role is to manage County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ webinar production. She is also part of a team that develops online tools to connect communities to evidence-informed strategies and community change resources, fosters peer learning and connections, delivers knowledge and skill building sessions, and recognizes and celebrates health improvement.

Ericka holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of South Florida and an MPH from the University of South Carolina. Ericka resides in Florida where in her spare time she volunteers at the food pantry at her church.

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