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Spring seminars focus on health, racism, communication

SAVE THE DATES!
Three public seminars at Tulane University’s downtown campus this spring will feature local and national health leaders and their work related to addressing health disparities and systemic racism by focusing on a variety of communication strategies.

For 10 years, the Tulane Prevention Research Center and the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health have partnered to host a seminar series on communication skills meant to enhance traditional public health education skills and professional development. The series evolved from communication product-oriented trainings to focus on intersections of health, communication, and racism with a range of backgrounds from attendees: public health students, practitioners, faculty, researchers, and community organizers.

The Spring 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series lineup includes the following:

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11:30am – 1pm. “When Black Women Walk, Things Change: The Story of GirlTrek,” featuring Onika Jervis, National Director Recruitment and Outreach, and Jewel Bush, National Communications Director, GirlTrek. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, GirlTrek is a national health movement that encourages Black women and girls to use walking as the catalyst to lead a healthier life. Learn how GirlTrek is mobilizing one million Black women from across the nation to put self-care first and how this action of self-love will lead to healthier communities and a healthier world.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11:30am – 1pm. "From Individual Responsibility to Collective Accountability: Framing equity for health systems,” featuring Joia Crear Perry, MD, FACOG, President, National Birth Equity Collaborative. The National Birth Equity Collaborative will share their experiences working with health systems across the country that are prioritizing equity. NBEC's President and Founder will share the vision of birth equity and the nuances of communications for health systems improvement. Participants will hear their latest work and lessons learned from reframing racism as a social determinant, shame-free family planning, and re-centering the community voice in maternal/child health.

Wednesday, March 7, 11:30am – 1pm. “Minding Your Bias: Using Mindfulness to Promote Culturally-Responsive Research,” featuring Tammy Lewis Wilborn, PhD, LPC-S, LPC/MHSP-S, NCC, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans, and Owner/Chief Clinical Officer, Wilborn Clinical Services. Participants will participate in a mindfulness activity and group discussion to explore the impact of stereotypes and bias in research. Recommendations for engaging in culturally-responsive research practices will be offered.

All seminars will be held in Room 1210, 12th floor of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112. These seminars are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Recordings of the seminars will be posted afterward on the Tulane PRC’s YouTube channel.

These seminars are sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, The Society for Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane African Student Association (TASA), SALUD for Latin American Communities, and Tulane Society for Sexuality, Health & Gender.

This seminar series is made possible in part by support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The views expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Questions? Contact Naomi King Englar at 504-988-7410 or nking2@tulane.edu.

Topics:   health communication , training , policy , community health

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