TA Resource Catalog

This catalog includes all TA products, including training recordings and written 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.

The Social Determinants of Health in the Hispanic Population: Building Health Equity

This short training prepared by Puerto Rico Public Health Trust is aimed at all health professionals and all organizations that have a direct impact on the health of our communities. This course aims to define the SDoH, how to achieve health equity, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health inequities and mental health conditions in the Hispanic population. The training is 7 chapters in Spanish and includes captions and audio.

Beyond The Journal Article

This interactive workshop, hosted by NNPHI, featured Dr. Rachael Lussos from Graham Associates, who provided tips for communicating about best practices, lessons learned, or other insights in venues other than peer-reviewed journal articles.  This workshop, recorded on July 20, 2023, is intended for OT21-2103 recipients at state, local, US territorial and freely associated state health departments, as well as public health partners such as community-based organizations, evaluators, practitioners, and public health institutes that were part of the OT21-2103 initiative. During the workshop, attendees learn and practice techniques on the following topics:  Deciding to publish in other venues  Choosing a type of venue  Analyzing the audience and purpose of a nontraditional publication  Editing to reach nonacademic audiences  Using Plain Language The presentation slides can be found here.

Los Determinantes Sociales de la Salud en la Población de Hispananos

l contenido de este curso busca abordar los determinantes sociales de la salud en la población hispana de Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico para alcanzar la equidad en salud. También, brinda especial énfasis en conocer los efectos de la pandemia del COVID-19 como detonante en disparidades de la salud y afecciones de la salud mental en la población. | The content of this course seeks to address the social determinants of health in the Hispanic population of the United States and Puerto Rico to achieve health equity. It also places special emphasis on knowing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as a trigger on health disparities and mental health conditions in the population. [En Español]

Health Literary Series – Session III

Through this three-part series, hosted by NNPHI, Dr. Lindsay Rosenfeld presents on health literacy and its related assessments. In Session III: Removing Structural Barriers: How can we make it easier for people to access, navigate and use health and health-related services?, recorded on June 15, 2023, focus is given to environment assessment.  The content explores various types of environment assessment (e.g., physical spaces, online spaces, navigation, and processes). Here are the session slides and transcripts.

Health Literary Series – Session II

Through this three-part series, hosted by NNPHI, Dr. Lindsay Rosenfeld presents on health literacy and its related assessments. In Session II: Removing Barriers to Information: How can we make it easier for people to find, understand, and use health information?, from June 8, 2023, particular focus was given to information assessment. In this session, learn how to develop capacity that can implement immediately and over time, on your own or with your team or programs.  Here are the slides and transcripts.

Health Literacy Webinar Series – Session I

Through this three-part series, hosted by NNPHI, Dr. Lindsay Rosenfeld presents on health literacy and its related assessments. In Session I: Removing Barriers: Organizational Health Literacy as a Tool for Health Equity, from June 1, 2023, health literacy, specifically organizational health literacy as defined by Healthy People 2030, was discussed, and various aspects of applying a health literacy lens to work in departments of health was explored. Additionally, this session has content for developing capacity that can be implemented immediately and over time, on your own, or with your team and programs. Here are the session slides and transcripts

Shift Your Power: Advancing from Transactional Practices to Transformational Progress

“Shift Your Power: Advancing from Transactional Practices to Progress” is a guided series, recorded between February 21- March 14, and hosted by NNPHI and dedicated team of COVID-19 Health Equity Project ECHO consultants. This four-part series is designed to inspire participants to reevaluate, reallocate and reimagine power to focus on the mission, vision, and alignment of the those most impacted by historic and current power imbalance. Access all sessions here: Session 1: Gather Your People: Reinforcing Relational Infrastructure for Equity in Action Session 2: Knowledge is Power: Examining the Systemic Throughline from Root to Reality Session 3: Power in People: Mitigating Performance to Expand Possibilities and Potential Session 4: Power on Purpose: Strategies for Engaging Community Leadership with Intention 

Clear & Compelling Abstracts: A Writing Webinar for OT21-2103 Participants

This workshop, hosted by NNPHI, featured Dr. Rachael Lussos from Graham Associates who provided resources on writing clear and compelling abstracts for the American Journal of Public Health’s “Lesson’s Learned from CDC’s National Initiative to Address Covid-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-risk and Underserved” supplement issue. In this recording from April 2023, Dr. Lussos used analysis techniques to ensure recipients’ abstract scopes are relevant to the supplement’s purpose and the journal’s audience. Attendees reviewed the five parts of an abstract, and a copy of the slides can be found here.

LGBTQIA+ Best Practices Virtual Learning & Conversation Series

The Texas Health Institute hosted this LGBTQIA+-focused webinar series. The first session, recorded on November 30, 2022, is centered on Monkey Pox Strategies to mitigate its spread using lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The second session from February 8, 2023, titled Health Equity: An Essential Component for Quality Improvement February 8, 2023, is on health equity as it relates to social justice in health; that is, everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Quality Improvement (QI) can be used as a framework to advance health equity work within health departments.  The third session, Why Care: Understanding Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression, was recorded on April 19, 2023. Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity information (SOGI) is one way for health departments and their community partners to help understand the population and how to improve their health outcomes. The first step is understanding the terminology and the population demographics. The second step is putting “Best Practices in Collecting SOGI” information into place.  The fourth and final session, Why Care: Best Practices in Collecting Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGI) Information, recorded on June 21, 2023, gives tips for standardizing data handling across programs so that health departments can improve the quality and generalizability of their data, more easily disaggregate it, and gain actionable insights into local health disparities including work with the LGBTQ+ community.

Using Open-Source Data and Mapping to Understand Rural Community and Special Population Needs

This webinar, created Public Health Alliance of Southern California and the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition on December 12, 2022, is the fourth of a four-part series on data equity. This webinar discussed barriers and proposed solutions for using data in addressing health inequities in rural populations.

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