Workshop Option B: Assessing and Building Readiness through a Health Equity Core

Successful prevention efforts hinge on the capacity of the community to address the needs uncovered during the assessment phase of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). A truly equitable needs assessment factors in the unjust distribution and access to resources that impact the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH); thus, contributing to the vulnerable status of certain populations.

During this session, we will focus on the community process of assessing and increasing readiness to mobilize key stakeholders to leverage their resources upstream in the addressing of inequities.  Participants will take an exploratory look at the environment to see how restrictions of resources led to the creation of vulnerabilities for populations and communities.  Participants will learn how to navigate the social context of their communities in order to create opportunities for awareness raising and engagement of key stakeholders for capacity building.

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