Taking an Equity First Framework: Sustainability in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

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This presentation was developed for Organizational Well-Being in Health Care: A National Symposium held Aug. 5-6, 2021. Learn more about the symposium here.

About Taking an Equity First Framework: Sustainability in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSW, LSW, reviews the ways in which strong organizational practices that support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lead to increased provider well-being. Structural and identity-based oppression can present compounding challenges for minority individuals working in high-stress behavioral healthcare settings. Dr. Stewart contextualizes the problems presented by structural oppression and offers solutions for how adopting DEI focused organizational practices can provide a roadmap to provider well-being for all providers.

The video recording of this session may be accessed here or by clicking on the "view resource" button above.

Speaker Bio


Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSW, LSW is an Adjunct Expert, Trainer & Curriculum Development Specialist at C4 Innovations. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, College of Social Work and her Master’s at Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor at Temple University, College of Public Health, School of Social Work, training interdisciplinary students about social justice theories and frameworks and translational skills for anti-oppressive practice. Ashley provides racial equity training, consultation, and support and understands and respects the intricacies inherent in equity-centered work. Her research includes assessing the intersections of identity, structural oppression, health and mental health, and policy. In addition to the advanced study of the consequence and causes of identity-based oppression, Ashley supports the implementation of anti-oppressive practices at organizational, structural, programmatic, and clinical interventions.

August 13, 2021
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