Allyship for Healthcare Professionals



Social Justice Series: Allyship for Healthcare Professionals
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Virtual Training Via Bluejeans

Ayana Horton, PhD. of Brunel University, London


Course Description: 

Social justice is the idea that all people should have equal opportunities, privileges,
and rights. The health inequalities highlighted by the global pandemic and the recent
social unrest sparked by police brutality against unarmed black men has brought to
the world’s attention the many social injustices that that people from
underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds face every day. As healthcare
professionals we have a responsibility to advocate for and support our patients as
well as make our work environments inclusive and safe. This training course will
help healthcare professionals learn to advocate for social justice by becoming allies
to our patients and colleagues who are from underrepresented and marginalized
groups. The discussion will be interactive and group participation will be facilitated
and key to the discussion

Course Objective:

 Understanding of what it means to be an ally and why it's important to have visible and active allies in healthcare

- Increase our awareness to existing biases and inequities that underrepresented

and marginalized groups face in healthcare institutions
- Recognize opportunities to explore and develop inclusive behaviors and
- Learn practical ways to step up as an ally

Timed Agenda:
45 min Understand the problems associated with social injustice in healthcare.

45 min Learn practical ways to step up as an ally to underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Continuing Education Credits: Continuing Education Credits are offered for this training. Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for its entirety to receive credits.  No partial credit is available. You must have your license number with you to check in. 
Training Hours: This training offers general training hours.
Social Workers: 1.5 Continuing Education credits are approved for this training.
MCBAP: This training meets the MDHHS requirement for Michigan Certified Board of Addictions Professionals -1.5 hours
CMHP: This training meets the MDHHS requirement for Children's Mental Health Professionals - 1.5 hours
QIDP: This training meets the MDHHS requirement for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals - 1.5 hours
QMHP: This training meets the MDHHS requirement for Qualified Mental Health Professionals - 1.5 hours
QBHP: This training meets the MDHHS requirement for Qualified Behavioral Health Professionals - 1.5 hours

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