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BACH’s 2017 Annual Meeting & HCL Awards
BACH’s 2017 Annual Meeting will happen on December 12th, 5:30-8PM at the Bruce Bolling Building in Dudley! This year’s topic is Redistributing Boston’s Wealth: Investing Healthcare Dollars into Communities of Color and will include a panel discussion. We will also present the Healthy Community Leadership Awards to honor Bostonians who have taken on a leadership role to improve the health of the community and address racial and ethnic health inequities. Nominate someone you know for a HCL Award today! Nominations are due on Monday, November 20th!
Let’s Be Honest is a free workshop for parents to help them learn how to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about sex and sexuality. Adolescents have questions about their bodies, relationships, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections and sexual decision making. Research shows that they want to get answers from their parents. Help them make the right choices by being prepared with this informative and interactive workshop for teens and trusted caregivers. We will provide techniques for talking about sexual health issues in a comfortable manner as well as useful information and resources to help teens make healthy choices.
Event for the release of the 2017 Greater Boston Housing Report Card. Lead author Barry Bluestone, Senior Fellow at the Boston Foundation, & Professor of Political Economy at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, will present the report, Ideas from the Urban Core: Responsive Development as a Model for Regional Growth.
AGM’s annual Grantmakers of Color program is an opportunity to bring together people of color who work in philanthropy to enable a space where they can look at issues within their organizations as well as issues in the field. This affinity group creates an open space to share commonalities. Tamara Copeland, President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers will speak about the groundbreaking series, “Putting Racism on the Table”, a learning and action series for philanthropy launched in 2016 in Washington, D.C.
Massachusetts Public Health Association’s (MPHA’s) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo “Can Health Care Treat Inequality? Organizing for a Health System that Tackles Social Determinants” will feature a panel of leaders leading the way in shaping health care transformation by focusing specifically on the social determinants of health. With massive changes to health care delivery and financing taking place right now in Massachusetts and nationally, the event will explore how the public health community can influence our health system to meaningfully address non-medical barriers to health in Massachusetts.
This 5-week course will focus on bridging a deep understanding of personal and structural racism into commitments and a solid plan to move forward. Participants will examine their experiential roles in the dynamics of systemic racism and find the next step in framing their roles in social justice movements. This course is geared to move beyond talking about racism and social oppression and set on finding ways to take action, whether in your own personal sphere or in your community.
All are welcome, but please note the course takes an explicit view that transforming both ourselves and our society to be racially just implicates a responsibility in white and privileged folks to engage in this work more robustly.
This is a monthly series focused on learning about all the aspects of trauma and how we can connect with and claim healing wisdom. Current mental health understanding for trauma recovery will be presented along with how the healing process is essentially a spiritual one. Dinner will be provided and the evening will continue with a presentation and time for discussion and sharing. Child care is provided.
This event will focus on the non-profit sector racial equity challenges. The Trinity Boston Foundation is hosting a group, which meets for seven sessions, with the goal of honest communication and strategic thinking among senior leaders and executive directors (both People of Color and White) of non-profits. This group will become a safe and trusted container for leaders to bring their most vexing racial equity challenges. It will unpack the biases that people carry that get in the way of leading this work even more powerfully. It will have separate caucus time for the White and People of Color leaders to unpack the differing personal and professional challenges each group faces.
A two session workshop addressing issues specific to the supervision of community health workers. The workshop reviews the key roles and responsibilities of supervisors including hiring, orientation/training, establishing performance standards, goal setting as well as best practices of supervision. Participants explore ways to support their CHW staff, discover new strategies and techniques to make staff accountable, resolve conflict and provide constructive feedback. Participants apply methods learned in the workshop to CHW specific role play scenarios.