Regional Prevention Partnerships Professional Development Workshop
The Franklin Center, Rutland Vermont
- Participants will build upon their knowledge of the guiding principles of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice and learn to implement those principles utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework.
- Participants will leave with a new understanding of specific needs, opportunities, and prevention programming gaps within specific populations in Vermont.
- Participants will collaborate with their colleagues and leave with an actionable next step to embark on this work in their communities.
Dan Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Chariho Youth Task Force
- Introductions, Ice breakers, and expectations
- Health Equity and the Strategic Prevention Framework
- Refresher on health equity, implicit bias, and intentional being an aspiring ally
- What is “diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice” mean in the context of prevention programming
Presentations on specific populations (20 minutes each) by Vermont-based organizations
- Monika Ganguly-Kiefner, MSP, Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist, Vermont Department of Health
- Charles Gurney, Charles Gurney. Substance Use and Aging Specialist, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, State Unit on Aging, and the Vermont Department of Health
- Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland, Migrant Health Coordinator, UVM Extension
Hands-on action planning with a strategy in your community (facilitated group work)
- Prioritize programs to be community-based, Intentional, diversified, and culturally supportive and responsive
- Reach out, collaborate, and form relationships with diverse organizations already engaged with underserved populations
- Sustaining this work, where to learn more, etc.