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Part I

Monday, June 21

12:00 PM | Welcome

12:10 PM – 2:15 PM | Structural Inequalities: The Deconstruction of Structural Racism: Making the Invisible – Visible: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

Institutional and systemic racism is a direct result of belief systems, worldviews, practices, laws, and policies. Inequities have been systematically integrated into the fabric of our society across every sector – law, education, housing, health. As systems are built, they too can be dismantled. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) has emerged as a leader in exploring the role of partnerships in addressing structural racism. The intensive examines historic and contemporary manifestations of institutional and systemic inequities. This session will provide participants with a historical understanding of structural inequalities and skills needed to work in partnership to address these issues.  

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Social Determinants of Health: Al Richmond, MSW (CCPH) and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc

Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels, which are themselves influenced by policy choices. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities…This session will offer insight into the life course theory, equity vs. equality, and the social, environmental, and individual factors that influence our health as well as the opportunity to make healthy choices. Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith will place emphasis that to achieve health equity, it will require detecting, understanding, and reducing the disparity. Participants will be able to identify potential origins of disparities in the healthcare system and how proximal, intermediate, and distal factors contribute to disparate health outcomes. 

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM | Day 1 Closing/Reflection

Tuesday, June 22

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM | Principles of an Equitable Partnership: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

An authentic partnership builds upon​ identified strengths and assets and works to address needs and increase capacity of all partners. ​Trust and relationship building are both central to having neighborhood and research experts work together to shape community-engaged research agendas. ​Open communication towards the ongoing priority of equitable partnership will be developed through multi-directional learning of each partner’s values and needs. This session will discuss the elements and pillars to establishing and maintaining authentic partnerships that build and ensure community ownership over time.  

1:30 PM – 4:45 PM | Furthering the Equity in Health Equity Research: Angela R. Bryant, JD (Visions Inc.), John Capitman, PhD (Visions Inc.), Barbara J. Davis, M.ED., LCMHC, NCC (Visions Inc.), and Michelle Holmes, MD, DrPH (Visions Inc.)

Pre-work will be included

Visions, Inc., a non-profit training and consulting organization, specializes in diversity, equity and inclusion practices that steadily challenge us to address the power imbalances at the root of the disparities we face. To create and sustain equity and inclusion, it is important to understand the structural and historical barriers that exclude marginalized groups (the ISMS), and how those ISMS affect all of us, our work and our communities. In this session, we will learn about the impact of our various societal group memberships, the techniques for unlearning harmful behaviors, and taking responsibility for updating our information and interrupting the cycles of inequity affecting ourselves and others. Through a liberatory approach, Visions Inc., will delve into the different levels of oppression and how to analyze and produce change individually, within our community, and institutionally.   

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM | Day 2 Closing/Reflection

Part II

Monday, June 28

12:00 PM – 1:20 PM | Trust and Trustworthiness: James D. Gailliard, Senior Pastor and Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD

Trust and trustworthiness in research are complex issues that have increasingly captured public and national interest in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. While they are intertwined, “trust” and “trustworthiness” are distinct concepts, each with their own meanings and considerations. During this session, we will focus on the intricacies between what it means to be trustworthy and what it takes to establish trust. We will discuss strategies and skills related to building trust, as well as collectively identify competencies for demonstrating and evaluating trustworthiness that are grounded in our own experiences. This session will be led by the Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CaSE) Program at NC TraCS.   

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | CONCURRENT SESSIONS (select one)

Participatory Budgeting: Equitable Resources, Shared Decision Making, and Practical Solutions: Mysha Wynn, MA and Stephanie Hoover, PhD

Participatory budgeting is an exemplar practice of community-based participatory research (CBPR). As voting members of Project GRACE, a community-academic partnership in Nash and Edgecombe counties, and its Fiscal Subcommittee, we strive to employ participatory budgeting through our governance structure for our health-related CBPR projects. The community (20+ years’ experience) and academic (2+ years’ experience) will offer perspectives on their shared vision and practices, as well as the dilemma they face as representatives of their respective institutions and communities. 

Collecting Data with Partners: Al Richmond, MSW (CCPH) and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc

In this session, you will learn how collaborative data collection ensures equity between researchers and community. Community-engagement is essential in ensuring collaboration in defining metrics, producing long-term outcomes that matter, and addressing social determinants of health. Al Richmond, MSW, Executive Director at Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Director at UNC Center for Health Equity Research will discuss how knowledge and data are power in the realms of research and how the make-up and history of a community provides context in understanding pre-existing and current concerns.

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM | Applying an Equity Lens: Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc

This session will discuss how to apply an equity lens to advance health equity at multiple levels and to recognize historical injustices in systems. Participants will engage with the content to understand the drivers of equity, the development of structures and processes to support health equity work and consider strategies to advance health equity in systems. 

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM | Day 1 Closing/Reflection

Tuesday, June 29

12:00 PM | Welcome

12:05 PM – 2:15 PM | Planning Group Research Includes Planning the Evaluation:  Equity, voice and partnership for measurable research results using Group Concept Mapping: Mary Kane, MSLIS and Scott Rosas, PhD

In research that is intended to lead to greater equity, planning for the project’s evaluation is as important as planning for its implementation. In this session, we talk about conceptualizing evaluation as a critical first step in planning and implementation of a change accelerator. This is even more important to take into account when we consider that evaluation is a major tool in establishing, measuring and observing the effects of a program relative to its ability to address and improve equity as a critical outcome of the program in question. Group Concept Mapping is an inclusive system tool that leads to greater engagement and greater confidence in the results of an initiative by prioritizing equity and the voice of those affected by the program.   

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM | From the Field:  Explorations and examples of using Group Concept Mapping to seek the voices of affected communities to define program priorities and inform evaluation: Scott Rosas, PhD and Mary Kane, MSLIS

Valuing the voices of people who have lived experience, knowledge or opinions on an issue that affects them means that those voices are the foundation of the intervention that will be developed.  Using Group Concept Mapping, researchers actively seek the More Knowledgeable Others in the issue, and the process of participating in such an effort validates the participants and helps to create group confidence in the process and results.  Evaluation frameworks are informed by participant priorities, and evaluation can measure purposefully the effects of the program.  

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM | Day 2 Closing/Reflection

Tuesday, July 6 (for Part I and Part II registrants only)

Change Style Indicator | Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc

 Bonus session for Part I/II registrations. More info to follow.