Intentional Inclusive Prevention — More Than a Deliverable

Regional Prevention Partnerships Professional Development Workshop

The Franklin Center, Rutland Vermont


  1. 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.
  2. Participants will leave with a new understanding of specific needs, opportunities, and prevention programming gaps within specific populations in Vermont.
  3. Participants will collaborate with their colleagues and leave with an actionable next step to embark on this work in their communities.

Session Details

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

Now what?

    • Sustaining this work, where to learn more, etc.