Browse technical assistance (TA) resources, trainings, and events for OT21-2103 grant recipients as a part of the National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities.
- Equitable policy change
- Workforce innovation
- Community engagement and power shifting
- Using data to address root causes
Knowledge, Narratives, and Numbers: Strategic Storytelling as a Foundation toward Transformation
Three 90-minute sessions held virtually
April 4, 2023 | April 18, 2023 | May 2, 2023
10:30am – 12:00pm ET
“Knowledge, Narratives, and Numbers: Strategic Storytelling as a Foundation toward Transformation” serves as an opportunity to dive deeper into a previous Project ECHO session topic: “Storytelling: Utilizing Varying Methods of Data Collection to Effectively Communicate Needs.” This ECHO Series will explore how: (1) structural and implicit biases, (2) incomplete, non-human-centered narratives, and (3) the persistent undervaluing of Indigenous voices uphold power imbalances in data collection in Public Health.
Presenters and panelists will explore why, how, when, and where transformational change must occur in data collection and management to truly center historically excluded people, their communities, and the health equity work that they continue.
These human-centered conversations will allow participants to explore practical case studies, hear from nuanced subject matter experts, and have an opportunity to share their own stories for feedback. We require each registrant for this series to have attended our pre-requisite “Shift Your Power: Advancing from Transactional Practices to Transformational Progress” Project ECHO series. We encourage interested participants to register for the full series and attend as many sessions as possible for the full learning experience.
This online library includes searchable and sortable lists of evidence-based practices that are relevant to addressing COVID-19 health disparities and inequities.
This catalog includes all TA products developed by the COVID-19 Health Equity TA Collaborative for OT21-2103 grant recipients. It will be updated as new products are developed during the grant cycle.
Strategies to Operationalize Health Equity in State and Territorial Health Departments
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
In this column, ASTHO presents a technical package of interventions they have prioritized at to support state efforts to operationalize health equity. They also present an approach to working with rural and frontier communities, as well as a policy statement ASTHO has developed to support efforts to address structural racism at the public health agency level.
OT21-2103 Virtual Community Discussion Board (VCDB)
National Association of County & City Health Officials
This virtual community discussion board will serve as a resource repository and peer sharing platform for OT21-2103 grant recipients. Both grant recipients and NACCHO staff will be able to share information about various health equity topics and related content, allowing for an open forum to communicate with one another on a regular basis. VCDB launched Monday, April 25, 2022 and all OT21-2103 recipients have been invited to join this online group. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brianna Aldridge, NACCHO’s Health Equity Program Analyst, at email@example.com.
For general TA questions, OT21-2103 grant recipients should contact their Project Officers.
For TA Resource questions, contact:
- Tenesha Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org (State Team)
- Kelsey Donnellan, email@example.com and Neyling Fajardo, firstname.lastname@example.org (Island Support Team)
- Andrea Grenadier, email@example.com (Locals)
- Meghan Wolfe, firstname.lastname@example.org (Best Practices)
- Cassandra Frazier, email@example.com (CDC OMHHE)