Health Equity & Community Engagement Workshop



8:30am-1:00pm Mountain Time




Lowry Conference Center, Room 200A
1061 Akron Way
Denver, CO   80203

Primary Competency

Cultural Competency Skills


This training is for grantees of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Pulmonary Disease and Health Disparities grant programs.

As health disparities continue to persist across Colorado, public health has an important role in the advancement of health equity. During the workshop participants will explore how public health practitioners can implement effective, and, culturally responsive strategies to improve health, with an emphasis on health equity assessment within one’s communities and organizations. Participants will use current examples from their own work to provide a context for applying these ideas and skills. The hope is to inspire leaders to act individually and collectively to address significant challenges and barriers for the achievement of optimal health and wellness.

Lunch will be  provided. 

More Details

This session will address:

Adopting a Systemic View: The importance of creating policies and procedures that enables organizations to work effectively cross-culturally.

Community Engagement: Convening Stakeholders­­-Progress on our most challenging issues happens when we intentionally, convene, organize people to get things done; When we take risk to invite in and work with others we don’t normally collaborate with, and when we meaningfully engage across systems and levels of power and hierarchy, we stack the odds in favor of meaningful, long-lasting change.

Theory to Practice: Leveraging an Equity Based Approach-Instead of hoping that equity will be the result of our work, we must intentionally make it the core “design principle” of initiatives seeking to address disparities.

Trainer: Cerise Hunt, MSW

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Report enhanced efficacy to apply fundamental principles and core concepts of health equity.
  • Illustrate the role of the public health in addressing health inequity.
  • Describe factors in the social environment that can contribute or impede, the achievement of health equity for the health of individuals and communities.
  • Examine structures and systems that produce inequities.
  • Identify practical strategies, methods, and techniques to advance health equity.
  • Explain the importance of partnerships and cross sector collaborations to advance health equity.

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