Workshop Content Synopsis
Workshop proposals should be directly related to the conference themes outlined below. Workshops will be 1.5 hrs in length. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Outlining where Ohio is with health disparities
Defining and measuring Social Determinants of Health as they relate to disparities.
Overall poverty, housing, addiction, lack of food, transportation, racism, generational stigma within cultures, employment, education.
Discussing What agencies/ individuals are the power players addressing social determinants?
Identifying specific opportunities for change and improvement and what would need to happen to achieve it.
Discussing how to empower undeserved communities.
Identifying root causes that are amenable to change at the policy, program and /or service level.
Ensuring there is by-in from the top down across agencies and systems. Discussing the economic implications of a non-culturally competent workforce.
Health Provider Track
Discussing in depth the healthcare system and the health disparities that are a result of social determinants of health.
Addressing barriers to care (i.e. insurance, access) and give strategies for reducing these barriers
Identifying communities served and how to work with those specific communities to discuss preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment.
Outlining best practices for implementing cultural competence and improving health outcomes.
Focusing on “Gatekeepers”: Why they are critical to removing barriers to the faith community.
Discussing how Faith communities address all social determinants in their work- they are a valuable example of a comprehensive approach.
Establishing line of communication that ensure faith leaders are kept informed of policies changes that will disproportionately impact their parishioners as well as opportunities that exist (such as employment)