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Racial Equity


2019 Leading Change Cohort

BARHII’s 2019 Leading Change Cohort is transforming our public health organizations for equity. BARHII is hosting a cohort of leaders and proven change agents for their member local health departments. The Internal Capacity Committee has designed a regional cohort to explore how change happens within agencies and develop the skills necessary to lead amongst the challenges and changes of the public health field. This community of leaders consists of small teams of staff across classifications and agencies. They convene in-person every month for half-day interactive learning sessions.


Adaptive Leadership for Racial Equity Trainings 

Big social problems are only addressed when we do things differently, and Adaptive Leadership gives us the ability to tackle tough challenges and thrive! In these sessions, attendees will develop a comfortable working definitions of Adaptive Leadership by exploring the basics and discussing emergent strategies. They get into the roots of Adaptive Leadership and the ‘why’ behind it, as well as highlight the distinctions between adaptive and technical challenges. In addition, these sessions will dig into protocols and strategies for planning and implementation.

101: Goals are to:

+ Develop a comfortable working definition of adaptive leadership
+ Discuss emergent strategy and adaptive leadership
+ Explore the basics of adaptive leadership
+ Highlight distinctions between adaptive challenges and technical challenges
+  Explore protocols and strategies for planning and implementation

201: Goals are to:

+ Remind ourselves of the leadership we’ll need to tackle racial equity
+ Reflect on the skills needed to manage change
+ Explore the place of risk in adaptive leadership
+ Identify several methods to help minimize risk
+ Try reflection and planning tools and tactics that may be useful for your process

Reflective Practices to Support Adaptive Leadership for Racial Equity: Goals are to:

+ Explore the benefits and uses of adaptive leadership when circumstances are difficult and challenging
+ Review tactics that we have already learned that can be useful in these environments
Highlight strategies and examples of moving equity outcomes in more challenging environments


Micro-aggressions and Bias in the Workplace Trainings

Goals are to:

+ Recognize microaggressions and how they serve as unintended but harmful reinforcers of structural racism
+ Respond to incidents in a way that promotes unity and learning
+ Gain concrete tools for action to prevent microaggressions and to support others
+ Offer strategies to intervene in instances where relationships need to be maintained, i.e the workplace


Bystander Intervention Training

Goals are to:

+ Recognize when it is appropriate to intervene between strangers in community based settings
+ Learn what we as individuals can do to protect and support the members of our community who are most vulnerable
+ Explore our role in supporting safe communities for everyone
+ Practice specific intervention techniques
+ Discuss the bystander effect and the pre-planning needed to intervene

 


Toolkits

Organizational Self Assessment :

The Organizational Self-Assessment (Self-Assessment) for Addressing Health Inequities Toolkit (Toolkit) provides public health leaders with tools and guidelines that help identify the skills, organizational practices and infrastructure needed to address health equity and provide insights into steps LHDs can take to ensure their organization can have an impact on this growing problem. For more information click here.

State Health Department Organizational Self-Assessment for Achieving Health Equity:

The State Health Department Organizational Self-Assessment for Achieving Health Equity: (State Self-Assessment) provides public health leaders with tools and guidance to help identify the skills, organizational practices, and infrastructure necessary to achieve health equity. The Self-Assessment document supplements the Local Health Department Organizational Self-Assessment for Addressing Health Inequities: Toolkit and Guide to Implementation developed by the Bay Area Regional Health Inequity Initiative (BARHII). The Self-Assessment can be a key component in strengthening the health department’s capacity to partner with communities, agencies and organizations to achieve health equity. The process requires commitment at all levels within the health department. For more information click here.