Racism – A Public Health Crisis
The Great Lakes MHTTC offers this training in partnership with The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan.
DESCRIPTION: Historic and systemic racism continues to contribute to disparities for minorities across the nation. COVID 19 and the social justice unrest has taken the blinders off of disparities that are pervasive in minority communities. This session will look at historical racism and examine the social determinants of health and systemic racism. The racial and ethnic disparities within and across the social determinants that indicate the health of a community contributes to and constitutes a health care crisis. Awareness, advocacy and engagement is essential to adequately address racism and the social determinants of health.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to:
1. Identify the social determinants of health and how systemic racism contributes to the inequities of minorities;
2. Describe and define racism and “privilege” that is not afforded to minorities; and
3. Describe the history of racism in America and advocate for progressive policies, practices, and legislation that directly address systemic racism as a public health crisis.
Presented for The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Annual Virtual Fall Conference, Resilience and Reinvention.
Grenae Dudley, PhD, LP, President and CEO, The Youth Connection