PROCEED, Inc., NCTSTA remains committed to equity in health! This issue of our Resource Bulletin culminates Year 3 of our Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for Health Equity Program. This past year, we have adjusted our training and technical assistance services to include more on-line and blended learning options to accommodate the remote workforce, as well as those of us that work on-site in our places of employment. This “new normal” resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges us to continue to meet the needs of our constituents by adopting new learning technologies that allow us to interact, network, transfer information, build skills, facilitate change, and take action. Today, we highlight our interactive, user-friendly Raising Voices for Health Equity 2020-21 Service Provider Toolkit which features four populations of focus featured during our Raising Voices Webinar Series - African American/Black women, Asian Americans, Person Impacted by Human Trafficking, and ServiceTransgender Persons. We hope these resources allow you and your organization to start the conversation, expand your knowledge base and provide quality care for these populations.
Recognition Days of Note
August 3rd is Black Women's Equal Pay Day—a day that brings light to pay inequities and the wage gaps between Black Women and White Men. Did you know that it takes the average Black woman working full-time and year-round, eight (8) extra months to earn what the average white non-Hispanic man earns in one year?
August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day-- a time to raise awareness about the contributions and achievements that senior citizens continue to make to uplift our communities.
We also invite you to register and participate in our next health equity webinar Escaping to America, Refugee Needs and Care in Health and Social Services Settings scheduled for August 19th at 2:00 PM EST. The webinar will discuss the resettlement process refugees have to go through before entering the U.S., the needs and social determinants of health that affect this population, and how to improve your organization's processes to further enhance care and offer cultural and linguistic appropriate services in health and social services settings.
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