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Health Equity Training Resources

We’re proud to partner with providers to provide high-quality, culturally responsive care to all people. Below are continuing education resources and events focused on opportunities to advance health equity.

2024

Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in May to celebrate the diverse cultures and accomplishments of those who trace their roots to Asia and the Pacific Islands. 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the U.S. to remember and honor the military personnel who died while serving in the Armed Forces. 

In honor of Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Memorial Day, below you’ll find related resources and events. 

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

Prioritizing Equity: For Us, By Us: Advocating for Change in Native Health Policy
This panel discussion explores ways to increase access to care in native communities through health policy and improving care within the Indian Health Service.
Time: 46 minutes   
Tuition: Free
Credit: .75 CME 
Register for For  Us, By Us: Advocating for Change in Native Health Policy

Equity Data: Monitoring, Display & QI Initiatives
This section describes the framework and process by which Brigham and Women's Hospital collected equity data to inform quality improvement initiatives at their institution.
Time: 22 minutes   
Tuition: Free
Credit: .25 CME 
Register for Equity Data: Monitoring, Display & QI Initiatives

Trillium Community Health Plan Trainings

Trillium 101: Access to Care
Would you like to learn more about Trillium and how we can collaborate with you to improve the health of our members and local communities? Facilitated by Kristinia Rogers and Dori Sumstad, Trillium’s Traditional Health Worker Liaisons, this interactive session for providers and community partners explores a variety of topics about our organization’s programs and services.

Oregon Cultural Competency Training

Quality Interactions offers OHA-approved Cultural Competency Continuing Education (CCCE) courses to equip you with actionable skills to impact real and meaningful change. Below are several available trainings in Cultural Competency.

Click on the course title below to access more information and online registration.

Related Resources

Local Events

  • Lan Su Chinese Garden
    Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland offers a four-week-long celebration of special cultural programs and performances in honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month.
    When: May 6–28, 2023 Daily, Times vary
    Cost: $11 - $14
    Where: Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St Portland, OR 97209

  • Starting May 7, Lan Su will partner with more than 20 local cultural organizations to present four “Cultural Immersion Days” and invite visitors to explore the history, traditions, and arts that make up the cultural tapestry of AANHPI. Featured events include:
    • Cultural Immersion Days (May 7, 13, 20, 27)
      Each of the four immersion days highlights one or more AANHPI cultures, with a focus on unique cultural elements that are significant to their communities.
    • Threading Together: Traditional Attire Exhibit (May 6-28): Threading Together is an exhibit highlighting the diverse and rich cultural heritage of different AANHPI countries around the world through their traditional clothing and attire.
  • 2024 Memorial Day Weekend
    On this holiday for remembrance, visit a museum or explore a historic monument. From visiting a beloved's gravesite to learning more about the people who have gone before us as veterans and community builders, Memorial Day offers a time of reflection. You can peruse the Kalapuya Talking Stones or Nobel Peace Park at Alton Baker Park, visit the Eugene Japanese-American Art Memorial, plan a trip to the Oregon Coast Military Museum, or walk through a community cemetery. Please remember cemetery etiquette, moving respectfully, giving others privacy, and avoid stepping on graves or touching crumbling headstones.

March is Women’s History Month which honors women’s strength, tenacity, resilience, and contributions around the world. This year’s theme as set by the National Women’s History Alliance is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” The theme recognizes women throughout the country who strive to eliminate bias and discrimination from our lives and institutions.

In honor of Women’s History Month, below you'll find resources related to providing care and support for your patients. 

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

Truth and Reconciliation in Medicine 
This panel conversation is part of a continued effort to acknowledge and redress past harms in medicine. Panelists include Michelle Browder, Executive and Artistic Director of the More Up Campus, a monument to the mothers of gynecology, Anarcha, Lucy and Betsy, who were enslaved women operated on by J. Miriam Sims in the 1840s; J.C. Hallman: the author of the forthcoming Say Anarchai; and Dr Lee Sharma, a gynecologist in private practice in Auburn, Alabama.

Time: 1 Hour, 4 Minutes   
Tuition: Free
Credit: 1.00 CME 
Register for Truth and Reconciliation in Medicine

Equity Case Review: An Example From Brigham and Women's Hospital
This section is a Case Review simulation describing an example of a harm event with an equity concern. Faculty of the AMA Peer Network assume the roles of those involved in a harm event and role play the perspectives of the involved parties and the process for addressing the event.

Time: 39 Minutes   
Tuition: Free
Credit: .75 CME 
Register for Equity Case Review

OHA-Approved Cultural Competence Continuing Education Training

Working for Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health
This training is designed to meet the unique needs of health professionals who work in maternal and child health, in education, direct services, breastfeeding support, and who seek to build a culturally competent practice. 

Time: 6 hours 
Tuition: yes
Credit: N/A
Register for Working with Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health

Additional Learning & Resources

  • National Women’s History Alliance
    The National Women’s History Alliance is a leader in promoting Women’s History and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion.
  • National Women’s History Museum
    Our mission is to tell the stories of women who transformed the nation through a growing state-of-the-art online presence and a future physical museum to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history.
  • Women’s History Month
    The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Local Events

Oregon Early Childhood Summit
This event, sponsored by Children's Institute and Trauma Informed Oregon, explores how Oregon supports equity, belonging, and access across sectors. Join partners from across early childhood, health & behavioral health, education and special education, advocacy, and philanthropy to build a shared vision and plan for early childhood social-emotional health and to ensure all children are included in education and care.  

2024 Oregon Children and Youth Behavioral Health Summit
This event, hosted by United Way of Lane County and COSA (Coalition of School Administrators), is designed for educators, non-profits, and healthcare providers across Oregon who serve children and youth from birth through college. The Summit will focus on gaining an understanding of current social-emotional and behavioral health issues impacting children and youth from birth to 18, creating a network of local and state-wide leaders and peers, and learning about and share promising practices with local, regional, and state practitioners and leaders

Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History sets the theme for Black History Month. This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Arts.” In honor of Black History Month, below you'll find resources related to providing care and support for your African American patients.

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

Medical Mistrust and Medical Distrust: Historical Foundations of Racism in Medicine

Learning Objectives

  1. Define and differentiate between trustworthiness, medical distrust, and medical mistrust
  2. Explain how historical and contemporary instances of medical experimentation and research on people from racial and ethnic minority groups contribute to medical distrust and medical mistrust
  3.  Implement strategies to understand and address medical distrust and medical mistrust among patient communities and strive for trustworthiness

Time: Self-Paced   
Tuition: Free
Credit: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1
Register for Medical Mistrust and Medical Distrust

Pain and Racism in Medicine and Health Care: Historical Foundations of Racism in Medicine

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the historical origin of racial beliefs about pain and Black people
  2. Determine how unconscious (implicit) bias can impair clinical care in a case study of how a Black patient experiences treatment for pain
  3. Develop strategies to avoid stereotyping the pain of Black patients in your care

Time: Self-Paced   
Tuition: Free
Credit: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1
Register for Pain and Racism in Medicine and Health Care

OHA-Approved Cultural Competence Continuing Education Training

Racism in Perinatal & Pediatric Health
Join Nurturely and The Black Doula with national guest speakers for a 4-week virtual series tackling systemic racism within pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and infant health. This workshop series is for physicians, midwives, nurses, doulas, lactation consultants, insurance providers, case managers, Traditional Health Workers, mental health professionals, home visitors, and anyone who works with birthing people and infants in a physical or psychological care system. 

Time: Self-Paced   
Tuition: Various cost
Credit: Various
Offered annually in September

Register for Racism in Perinatal & Pediatric Health

Oregon Cultural Competence Continuing Education from Quality Interactions
Oregon healthcare professionals can select from various OHA-approved courses and course bundles to meet Cultural Competency Continuing Education (CCCE) training requirements.

Time: Self-Paced
Tuition: Various cost
Credit: Various

Learn more at the Quality Interactions website

National Resources

Local Events

34th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

  • Presenting over 20 exceptional films that encapsulate the African continent's vibrant spirit, cultural depth, and artistic brilliance
  • February 2- March 2, 2024, Various locations, free

Biamp Portland Jazz Festival

  • A two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz, dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes
  • February 16-March 2, 2024, Various Portland venues, cost varies

NW Black Comedy Festival

  • Ten showcases, two live podcasts, and over sixty Black comics from all over the world will be in town for four days and hours of laughter. 
  • February 15-18, 2024, Curious Comedy Theater, Cost varies

 

2023

In November we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, which honors the diverse cultures, traditions, histories and important contributions of Native people. On November 11, we also recognize Veterans Day, honoring all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Below you’ll find resources to help support your care for your Native American and veteran patients. 

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

  • Health Inequities
    Filter by keyword to explore the latest in efforts to advance equity in health care access and outcomes, expand diversity in medicine, and create an inclusive work and care environment for all people.

Related Resources

  • John Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health Knowledge Center
    John Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health has become a leader in health communications materials by working the intersection of world class research and grassroots work with Indigenous communities. Our subject experts inform evidence-based communications materials in multimedia formats, driven by the needs identified by Indigenous community members.
  • Indigenous Ally Toolkit (PDF)
    The Indigenous Ally Toolkit contains terminology and definitions, as well as some key directions around thinking through why you or your organization is seeking to be an ally to Indigenous peoples.
  • Protect Native Elders
    Operating in consultation with tribal command centers, Protect Native Elders implements a rapid response model to deliver directly to facilities and first responders in emerging COVID-19 hotspots.
  • Indigenous Women Rising
    Indigenous Women Rising is committed to honoring Native & Indigenous People’s inherent right to equitable and culturally safe health options through accessible health education, resources, and advocacy.
  • Custer Died for Your Sins, an Indian Manifesto by Vine Deloria, Jr.
    Standing Rock Sioux activist, professor, and attorney Vine Deloria, Jr., shares his thoughts about US race relations, federal bureaucracies, Christian churches, and social scientists in a collection of eleven eye-opening essays infused with humor.
  • Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land by Toni Jensen
    Toni Jensen shows herself to be a fearless witness to her own difficult history—as well as to the violent cultural landscape in which she finds her coordinates. With each chapter, Carry reminds us that surviving in one’s country is not the same as surviving one’s country.
  • Veterans Day: Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Learn more about the theme, posters, committees, and the Veterans Day national committee from the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs.
  • History of Veterans Day
    History of Veterans Day from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month takes place in October to increase awareness about various disabilities, as well as the pool of often untapped talent of employees experiencing a disability.

Below you’ll find resources to help support your care for your patients who may be experiencing a disability. 

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

  • Health Inequities: Disabilities 
    Filter by keyword to explore the latest in efforts to advance equity in health care access and outcomes, expand diversity in medicine, and create an inclusive work and care environment for all people.

Related Resources

From September 15-October 15, we celebrate Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month in honor of the histories, cultures and contributions of Latino/a/x Americans.

Below you’ll find resources to help support your care for your Latino/a/x patients. 

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

  • Health Inequities 
    Filter by keyword to explore the latest in efforts to advance equity in health care access and outcomes, expand diversity in medicine, and create an inclusive work and care environment for all people.

Related Resources

Events

  • El Grito Portland
    Celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose families come from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
    • September 15 & September 16, 2023
    • Rose Quarter - Moda Center Commons
    • Free admission

In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, below you’ll find resources to help you discuss routine vaccinations with your patients and their caregivers. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon Health Authority Approved Trainings

Related Resources

  • Multnomah County Health Department Back to School Fair
    • Fair includes blood pressure checks, COVID clinic, pregnant and parenting resources, backpacks, school supplies and more.
    • Saturday, August 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Salvation Army, 5323 N Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97217
  • National Health Center Week: August 6-12, 2023
    • Every August, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) sponsors National Health Center Week (NHCW) to highlight the commitment and passion of Community Health Center staff, board members, and supporters who make it possible to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare services to more than 30 million patients across 14,500 communities annually.
    • View a list of Oregon events

In honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, below you’ll find resources related to providing care and support for your BIPOC patients. 

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which is recognized in July, offers an opportunity to learn more about the unique challenges that BIPOC communities face related to mental illness and access to care in the United States.

Trillium Behavioral Health Training

Trillium Community Health Plan offers trainings for both behavioral health and physical health providers in our network at no cost. Our team provides mostly clinical, provider-focused education on topics that are geared towards improving member outcomes. The majority of our clinical trainings also offer behavioral health continuing education units at no cost to the attendee. Trainings are completed via live/virtual instructor led webinars.

View the complete schedule of Oregon-focused trainings
View the complete schedule of national trainings

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

  • Health Inequities
    Explore the latest in health inequities, including differences in health status and health care access by race, sex, income, and geography.

African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

  • Webinar: Healing History, Part I: Using the History of African Americans as an Instrument of Healing
    • In Part I of this webinar series, author Pamela Woll, MA, CPS will facilitate a discussion of the effects of history on African Americans and how the burdens and gifts of history might be used in service of healing and recovery. 
    • 7/13/23, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Webinar: Healing History, Part II: Using the Healing History Self-Study and Discussion Guide to Make Services Safer, More Respectful, and More Effective for African Americans
    • In Part II of this webinar series, participants will receive a brief orientation to the Healing History manual, practice using its discussion questions in small-groups, and start a dialogue about how and why behavioral health providers might use this resource to facilitate staff discussion sessions in their work settings. 
    • 7/27/23, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Webinar: Providing Culturally Responsive Care for African American Men with Dr. Lawrence Bryant
    • Dr. Bryant brings a plethora of experiences and knowledge dealing with substance use disorders (SUD), HIV/AIDS prevention and education, diversity, equity and inclusion training, anti-racism training, and sexual orientation education. 
    • 8/17/23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Related Resources

In honor of Pride Month and Juneteenth, below you’ll find resources related to providing care and support for your 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and more) patients and African American patients. 

Pride Month takes place in June to celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, the diversity of identities its members represent, and their fight toward equal rights around the world. 

Juneteenth is a federal and Oregon state holiday. It is the oldest national celebrated commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is also the recognition of the day that Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas to inform over 250,000 enslaved people that slavery had been abolished - more than two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

  • Centering Equity in Digital Health Solution Evaluation 
    • Time: Self-paced
    • .50 CME
    • Tuition: Free
    • This is the final module in a three-part series focusing on how to position technology so that it can improve health for all by addressing how evaluators can assess digital health innovations through a health equity lens.
    • Register here
  • Health Disparities for 2SLGBTQIA+ People
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for People of Color
  • Health Inequities for People of Color

Related Resources

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month takes place in May to celebrate the diverse cultures and accomplishments of those who trace their roots to Asia and the Pacific Islands. 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the U.S. to remember and honor the military personnel who died while serving in the Armed Forces. 

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month and Memorial Day, below you’ll find resources related to providing care and support for your Asian American, Pacific Islander and veteran patients. 

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

  • What Should Be Clinicians' Roles in Regulatory Assessment of Prospective Interventions' Risks of Exacerbating Inequity?
    • Time: Self-paced
    • 1.00 CME
    • Tuition: Free
    • This article considers the nature and scope of clinicians' roles in regulatory processes in which risks must be considered and balanced to promote public safety and public health.
    • Register here
  • Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Care and Medicine
    • Time: 43 minutes
    • Tuition: Free
    • CME: N/A
    • David Satcher, MD, PhD, Francisco Cigarroa, MD, and Howard Koh, MD, MPH, join moderator Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, to discuss the vital importance of the visibility of all races and ethnicities in research, medical schools, and health care.
    • Register here
  • Health Disparities for Asian American & Pacific Islanders
  • Health Disparities for Veterans

Related Resources

March is Women’s History Month which honors women’s strength, tenacity, resilience, and contributions around the world. This year’s theme as set by the National Women’s History Alliance is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." It highlights women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.

In honor of Women’s History Month, below you'll find resources related to providing care and support for your women and 2SLGBTQIA+ patients. 

AMA Center for Health Equity CME & CEU Courses

Inclusion of Non–English-Speaking Participants in Pediatric Health Research

  • Time: Self-paced
  • 1.00 CME
  • Tuition: Free
  • This review assesses how frequently Non-English-Speaking families were included in pediatric research, how rates of inclusion changed over time, what languages were included, and methodological details about oral and written communication with NES participants.
  • Register here

Cancer in Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons: Historical Foundations of Racism in Medicine

  • Time: Self-paced
  • 1.00 CME
  • Tuition: Free
  • In this narrative review, a scoping review was conducted focusing on primary and secondary prevention and epidemiology of cancer, barriers to health care services, and health care practitioners’ knowledge about specific issues pertaining to transgender and gender-diverse individuals. PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Embase, were reviewed for citations from their inception to December 31, 2021.
  • Register here

Related Resources

  • International Women’s Day
    International Women's Day 2023 campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity.
  • National Women’s History Alliance
    The National Women’s History Alliance is a leader in promoting Women’s History and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion.
  • National Women’s History Museum
    Our mission is to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation through a growing state-of-the-art online presence and a future physical museum to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history.
  • Women’s History Month
    The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Trillium supports creating an environment where all patients feel welcome, safe and have access to the care they need. Below are tips derived from the American Medical Association on making an office space a more inclusive environment.

  • Provide visual cues that your practice is a safe place 
  • Customize your patient intake forms
    • Examine the comprehensive Sample New Patient Intake Form that The Fenway Institute recommends for use with LGBTQ patients and see how it compares to what your practice currently uses.
  • Get advice on making your practice LGBTQ-friendly
    • Listen to the Journal of Medical Practice Management podcast “Expanding into the Gay and Lesbian Market: What Savvy Medical Practices Know," an informative, half-hour-long discussion with Ellen Kahn, director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Family Project. Learn concrete steps you can take right away.
  • Meet a standard of practice

 

 

Did you know Centene offers free webinars for providers on a variety of behavioral health topics, including substance use disorders, social determinants of health and mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, cultural competence and more?

These webinars are free, scheduled all year-round, and most offer free continuing education hours.

Visit our Behavioral Health Training webpage or bookmark the links below to view the schedule and explore complete course descriptions.

View the complete schedule of Oregon-focused trainings
View the complete schedule of national trainings

Effective July 1, 2021, the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) requires cultural competency training for all new medical licenses and for all renewing providers.

To meet the requirement, providers must complete an average of at least one hour of cultural competency education per year during an audit period. An audit period is two renewal cycles (for example, every four years for most licensed providers). To be approved for licensure with the OMB, providers must attest to the training.

Starting in October 2021, per Trillium’s updated policies, providers must demonstrate on initial and renewal application for credentialing that they meet the state requirement by submitting proof of completion of the training in cultural competency.

Many different types of courses and experiences meet the cultural competency continuing education requirement, including experiential or service learning, cultural or linguistic immersion, volunteering in a rural clinic, courses approved by the Oregon Health Authority and more. Below are some resources to help you locate cultural competency continuing education opportunities.

If you have any questions, please email Trillium Provider Relations.