The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services has developed a training series to introduce health equity; giving participants the information and insights they need to identify inequities in the workplace. In the long term, the trainings will provide the knowledge and skills required to develop new structures, practices and approaches to improve outcomes and the quality of life for individuals.
These trainings are available on ND Train. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. The course ID is 6690.
In this 9-module series, health equity concepts are covered and applied in progressively more in-depth contexts, ending with a final module on directly applying the content to the workplace. Some of the topics covered are health equity concepts, implicit bias, and equitable communication strategies. The trainings will provide foundational knowledge of factors driving health disparities, including social determinants of health (i.e., economic stability, education access and quality, healthcare quality and access, neighborhoods and built environments and those that impact social factors and community development) that can negatively affect health outcomes.
This training is appropriate for individuals working in a wide range of occupations, including but not limited to healthcare, allied health professionals and others who have an impact on people’s health (e.g., those in fields related to economic stability, education access and quality, neighborhoods and built environments and those that impact social factors and community development).
While this training is based on North Dakota needs, it is appropriate for all individuals. Learn more about the Health Equity Trainings.
The North Dakota Board of Nursing approved each module for 1.0 continuing education contact hour (CEU). Continuing Medical Education (CME) information will be available after September 15, 2023.