In the Spotlight
In the Spotlight
SHEC’s Cultural Competency Resource Guide Spotlight Webinar Series: Applying A Cultural Competency Lens to Human Trafficking
On April 27, 2017, the Southeastern Health Equity Council’s (SHEC) will host a webinar to follow-up on its Fall 2015 release of its Cultural Competency Resource Guide. This webinar will be part of a series hosted in various regions of the country. During this webinar, Sunny Slaughter will share her trademark presentation ‘Marginalized. Masked. Missed.™’, a discussion on addressing human trafficking victimization through a cultural competency lens.
Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective: Identify human trafficking victimization; Describe the intersectionality of social determinants and human trafficking; Explain the importance of trauma-informed care through a cultural competency lens; Discuss best practices for multidisciplinary and collaborative partnerships; and Identify cultural competency assessment and evaluation tools.
Click here to register: https://explorepsa.adobeconnect.com/shec/event/event_info.html
SHEC's Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA and Youth Groups
The Southeastern Health Equity Council’s (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC has been hosting a series of webinars in various regions of the country. The latest webinar focused on mental health and various ethnic groups; LGBTQIA and youth communities.
View the webinar: http://tinyurl.com/jeet263
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The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) hosted a three-part webinar series in various regions of the country, as a follow-up to its Cultural Competency Resource Guide. The webinars focus on cultural competency themes. The webinars focused on the following topics:
SHEC Cultural Competency Webinar Series Part 1: American Indians, African-Americans And Rural Communities In South Carolina_April 27, 2016
SHEC Cultural Competency Webinar Series Part 2: Immigrants And Refugees in AAPI Community In Georgia_July 28, 2016
SHEC Cultural Competency Webinar Series Part 3: Hispanic/Latino Population In Florida_October 13, 2016
This resource guide was developed with the intention of providing easy access to resources on cultural competency for those who want to know more about it. It includes articles and websites, as well as points of contact that can provide more information on cultural competency, whether they are experts in their field or organizations working with cultural competency. This resource guide includes information from across the United States. See below to view and download the guide.
Consider for a moment that the nation has 6,500 communities designated as food deserts and that 1,441 of those, or 22 percent, are located in eight Southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. When the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC), one of 10 regional health equity councils that support the NPA, rolled out its Health Equity Report Card in 2014, food security got a grade of “F.” To view/download the full article please see below.
The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) launched its fresh food financing initiative on Dec. 4, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga., in partnership with UpLift Solutions, a national nonprofit that serves as SHEC’s advisor to promote and support equity in the development of a Fresh Food Financing Fund. The Fund will provide access to capital for small community grocery stores and support bringing fresh food to underserved communities. Dr. Onyemaechi Nweke kicked off the media event on behalf of the Office of Minority Health, while Renee Frazier, CEO of the Common Table Health Alliance and former SHEC member, reminded everyone that “the need for an approach to address access to capital is key to eliminating food deserts in underserved communities.” Please click on the press release below to learn more.
Photo Caption - Dr. Onyemaechi Nweke of the Office of Minority Health and Renee Frazier, CEO of the Common Table Health Alliance, look on as Dr. Pamela Hull, co-chair of the SHEC, and Atif Bostic, executive director of UpLift Solutions, sign the memorandum of understanding establishing the Fresh Food Financing Fund.
The Southeastern Health Equity Council ‘s Cultural Competency Committee releases two new publications: “Cultural Competency: What is it and Why is it Necessary?” and the "Cultural Competency Resource Guide" with the assistance of the SHEC’s Summer 2014 Emerging Scholars, Sara Mohamed and Tahani Hamdan. “Cultural Competency: What is it and Why is it Necessary?” is a white paper defining “cultural competency” and explaining its importance and need in the alleviating issues of disparities within health care systems. Commonly used terms and concepts are explored in this paper. The “Cultural Competency Resource Guide” is a guide to resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that we can share with our members, stakeholders and partners to help address cultural barriers with our health care systems. Additionally, this guide also includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the SHEC develops a common language around cultural competency.
The SHEC has developed fact sheets titled ‘What Do I Need to Know Now That I Have Health Care Coverage?’ to provide information about utilizing health insurance for residents of all states in the Southeastern US, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These fact sheets include frequently asked questions, a glossary of helpful terms, and state-specific resources on health care coverage. Download the facts sheet below and share this resource with questions about their health insurance.
Click on the state names to view/download the ‘What Do I Need to Know Now That I Have Health Care Coverage in .. ?' fact sheet for each of the eight states of the SHEC:
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