April is Minority Health Month! NACDD is committed to advancing health by raising awareness about the health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities living in priority populations. Not only is health equity a strategic priority for the Association, but also, the NACDD Board President initiated a challenge for the Association, to meaningfully and comprehensively address health equity in every area of practice. NACDD staff, consultants, and members were challenged to take an introspective look at the blind spots they possess and understand how those blind spots may alter the way they engage in their work by creating unintended barriers to achieving health equity.
Additionally, the NACDD Health Equity Council will present tools and resources developed for state health department staff to assist with the integration of health equity concepts and theory into public health practice.
This webinar will feature Dr. Rachel Godsil of the the Perception Institute and Professor of Law at Seton Hall University, who has worked with various audiences to identify and address implicit bias, racial anxiety and stereotype threat. Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.
Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Directors
Chronic Disease Practitioner Network