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Diversity Forum

2020 Diversity Forum

2020 Diversity Forum
Date: Oct 20
Location: Virtual
- Registration coming soon

After hearing from over 200 past participants on what topics are the most important to you for this year’s forum, the DEI Office, Cultural Intelligence Committee & City of Holland are pleased to spend the day bringing you the following agenda:

  • 8:15am - Welcome
  • 8:30am - GARE: Advancing Racial Equity, The Role of Government I
  • 10:45am - Equity Award Presentation
  • 11:00am - Health Equity
  • 12:00pm - Lunch break
  • 1:00pm - GARE: Advancing Racial Equity, The Role of Government II
  • 3:00pm - Closing
GARE: Advancing Racial Equity, The Role of Government: Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)

This presentation will present a dynamic and powerful conversation around the role, responsibilities and opportunities for government to advance racial equity. They will focus on what it means to normalize racial equity as a core value with clear definitions of key terminology, operationalizing racial equity via new policies and institutional practice, and organizing, both internally and in partnership with other institutions and the community. Participants will gain awareness of the history of race and of implicit and explicit bias and individual, institutional, and structural racism and how it impacts the workplace; gain skill at identifying and addressing institutional and structural racism; and increase capacity to advance racial equity.

How do we address health inequities amid COVID-19 and beyond? Panel Presentation:

A large part of public health's work is achieving health equity, eliminating disparities and improving the health of all people. The COVID-19 pandemic magnifies the need for more intervention in certain populations to create an equitable society where all people have the opportunity to achieve their optimal health. Health equity is essential but where do we start? This panel will share how the Ottawa County Department of Public Health uses data to make decisions and develop interventions to address health inequities before, during and after COVID-19. They will provide practical action items and how to inform policymakers and leaders to help make our community a better place. Public health experts know there is still much work to do but they are committed to working together with community members and agencies to assure conditions that promote and protect health for all.

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