Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Webinars in the age of COVID

There are several webinars this week that may be of interest to public health professionals, health care workers, and others concerned about the health and safety of Colorado kids and families.

Wednesday, April 22, 5-6:30pm

Structural Competency: New Medicine for Inequalities that are Making Us Sick

This webinar series explores the concept of structural competency, which aims to understand the relationships among race, class, and symptom expression.  Read more about structural competency here.  Wednesday's webinar will focus on racial inequalities in COVID testing, treatment, and deaths; immigrant rights; disability justice; and jail/prison rights.  The Structural Competency & COVID-19 Webinar Part 1: Basic Needs and First Response is archived and available to view online.

Thursday, April 23, 11am-12pm

This webinar is sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law with the goals of providing public health professionals with:
  • A legal and ethical framework for executive decision-making, covering mandatory and discretionary actions and the exercise of professional judgement in responding to COVID-19
  • Strategies to avoid second-guessing and reduce exposure to liability based on hindsight
  • A tool for effective and ethical executive decision-making and real-time documentation of the factual basis for a decision, reflecting information available at the time the decision was made.

Thursday, April 23, 12-1pm

Sponsored by Physicians for Human Rights, this webinar will feature medical, human rights, and correctional facility experts discussing U.S. and international responses to the danger of COVID-19 in prisons and detention centers.  

Thursday, April 23, 5-6pm

In response to a rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, the organizations Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice have partnered to offer free bystander intervention training.  The intervention strategies taught in this training can be used to support a variety of communities.  This training will be offered once a week throughout April and May, so there are plenty of options if you can't make the training this Thursday.

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