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LSF Health Systems

Professional Development

Conversations on Health Equity


with Ashley Weaver

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 1 pm
2 additional sessions through Apr 16, 2024

Join us for a 30 minute discussion as we dive into a variety of topics related to Health Equity. This will be a collaborative space for us to explore where we are currently at in terms of providing equitable care to all, share triumphs, discuss challenges and canvas what we can do to move the needle forward. Attendance is always voluntary. Here are some topics to expect:       

  •        How do we define Health Equity?
  •         The Socioecological Model in the context of Health Equity
  •         The History of Inequitable Healthcare in America
  •         Social Movements toward Health Equity
  •         Links between the Social Determinants of Health and Health
  •         Disparities
  •         Population Health Variability
  •         Intersectionality in Health Equity
  •         Dealing with Bias and Automatic Thinking
  •         Challenges in Serving Diverse Populations
  •         What does it mean to provide culturally competent services?

Ideal for:

Behavioral Health Professionals
Medical Professionals
Social Workers
Students of Social Work, Human Services, Psychology or Medicine
Peer Support Coaches

Zoom link to attend will be sent to the email that you register with at minimum 48 hours prior to the event date. 


Cultural Competency


with Various Instructors

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2024 at 9:30 am

This course provides participants a foundation for applying a culturally competent framework to both their professional and personal lives. Our training includes three modules: an introductory module, one on learning to understand our own culture and how we see the world, and finally a module learning how culture impacts our communication styles.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Define cultural and linguistic competency and related terms.
  2. List three compelling reasons why cultural and linguistic competency is important to behavioral health and primary care in reducing health disparities and advancing health equity.
  3. Describe the intersection among culture, world views, social determinants of health.
  4. Develop cultural self-awareness and examine our own mental models about people who may experience life in ways that differ from their own.
  5. Describe various models specific to identity and cultural competency development and its application to various contexts.
  6. Explore their own communication style and understand how culture influences communication.
  7. Identify various communication styles and communication barriers.


Who should attend?
Behavioral Health Professionals
Healthcare Professionals
Peer Coaches 

Particpants will receive a Zoom link 48 hours prior to the start of the training. 

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