Health Equity & Racial Trainings
A Four-Week Virtual Training Course and a Call to Action for Population Health Management
During this 8-hour virtual training, skilled instructors will review common terms and concepts used to promote health and racial equity within public health. Participants will explore social determinants of health, review case scenarios of successful institutional change, and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to apply a health and racial equity lens. Participants will build capacity to support actions that reduce disparities through policies, programs, and practices.
The four trainings will be held over four 2-hour sessions on consecutive Fridays this fall:
- Session #1 – Friday, September 17 from 1pm-3pm EDT
- Session #2 – Friday, September 24 from 1pm-3pm EDT
- Session #3 – Friday, October 1 from 1pm-3pm EDT
- Session #4 – Friday, October 8 from 1pm-3pm EDT
Objectives: Participants will learn the following:
- Define terms and concepts associated with health equity and social determinants of health.
- Identify how social determinants of health impact health outcomes.
- Frame Messages and Identify the Benefits and Burdens of Policy and Programs in order to mitigate unintended consequences
- Apply a health and racial equity lens to decision making.
- Describe how the “isms” and implicit bias affect how people interact.
- Describe the role that policy plays in reducing disparities and promoting equity.
Health Equities Training
Robyn Taylor, MBA
Robyn Taylor’s great passion is working to effect change through public service in places people live, learn, work, and play. Robyn is a health equity consultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ Health Equity Project, which includes the Member-driven Health Equity Council. Robyn also served as the Chair of NACDD’s Health Equity Council as well as serving on the NACDD Board of Directors while working at the Ohio Department of Health. As Assistant Director of ODH’s Office of Health Equity, Robyn worked across the department and led various projects. Robyn has more than 20 years of public service to Ohio, working in correctional institutions as a social worker for the Magellan Sex Offender Program, Director of the Domestic Violence Education Program for Women, and as a recovery services counselor. While at the North Central Correctional Institution, Robyn established an inmate NAACP chapter that represented various races and ethnicities, with more than 90% of the inmate population with memberships. This allowed a platform for various speakers and resource information to be shared with all inmates. Robyn also served as the Statewide Project Manager for the Parent Leadership Institute for Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. Robyn currently serves as a Board Member of Columbus Area Integrated Health Services, Inc., which was founded in 1965 during Ohio’s first efforts to develop community-based mental health and behavioral services. Along with her colleagues, she works to address health disparities and inequities. Robyn strives to make systematic changes by making sure that all people have the opportunities and resources to be healthy. She holds a Master of Business Administration.
Tiffany Pertillar, MSW, MPH, CHES
Tiffany Pertillar has been a public health consultant at the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors since 2012. During this time, she has served as Project Coordinator for the Diabetes team and worked her way up to NACDD Diabetes Prevention State Team Lead. In her current role as Diabetes Prevention State Team Lead, Tiffany provides leadership and management for NACDD’s efforts in diabetes prevention by working with State Health Departments to raise awareness of prediabetes, along with CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. In collaboration with the current Health Equity consultants, Tiffany developed a health equity training curriculum for State Health Department staff and provides this training upon request. Tiffany’s public health career has spanned more than 15 years. Prior to her diabetes prevention work, Tiffany spent time working at the Society for Public Health Education as the Healthy Communities Project Director and was responsible for leading the training and technical assistance efforts for CDC’s ACHIEVE Initiative. Tiffany also spent three years leading a national train-the-trainer initiative funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, called The Business Case for Breastfeeding. In that capacity, she trained more than 30 communities on lactation support in the workplace Tiffany received a BA in Human Services from Geneva College in 2003 and master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2008. She also is a Certified Health Education Specialist, a Fitness Instructor, a Body Builder, and a Certified Health Coach. Tiffany originally is from Harrisburg, Penn., but currently resides outside of Washington, D.C., in Upper Marlboro, Md., with her seven-year-old malti-poo named Riesling.