Diversity Events & Training





February 25, 2021, 5:30 - 6:45 PM
SHTM Black History Month Closing Ceremony:  The Black Community and Resistance to the COVID-19 Vaccine

The School of Health Technology and Management is pleased to continue the celebration of Black History Month by addressing a very important topic for the Black community – fears about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Join us as we welcome Dr. Jedan Phillips, MD, FAAFP as he discusses the current disproportionality in rates for black people in terms of infection with COVID-19, poorer health outcomes, and deaths. Dr. Phillips will engage participants in answering questions about the virus as well as to challenge participants to think about the question - where do we go from here?

For event recording/transcription, please click here (passcode: #h6DqRTt)

February 11, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Minorities and Mental Health

The School of Health Technology and Management is pleased to continue the celebration of Black History Month by addressing a very important topic for the Black community – mental health.  Please join us for a panel discussion on minorities and mental health.  Our panelists will be Anne Marie Montijo, LCSW, Sheri-Ann Best, LCSW, and Jarvis Watson, EdD.

Discussing mental health needs may often be stigmatized by some members of the Black community despite evidence which supports the need for such services.  According to recent studies, the rates of mental illnesses in African Americans are similar with those of the general population. However, disparities exist in regard to mental health care services. African Americans often receive poorer quality of care and lack access to culturally competent care. Only one-in-three African Americans who need mental health care receive it. In addition, compared with non-Hispanic whites, African Americans with any mental illness have lower rates of any mental health service use including prescription medications and outpatient services, but higher use of inpatient services. Compared with whites, African Americans are less likely to receive guideline-consistent care, less frequently included in research, and more likely to use emergency rooms or primary care (rather than mental health specialists). Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

For event recording/transcription, please click here (passcode: OpQ1QVH@)

February 3, 2021, 1:00 – 2:20 PM
Webinar: Stony Brook University Black History Month Opening Ceremony

Dr. Julieanna L. Richardson, Founder and Executive Director, The HistoryMakers Oral History Video Collection 

January 27, 2021, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Disability and the ERA Town Hall

SHTM's Dr. Brooke Ellison will be participating in a virtual town hall discussion on Disability and the Equal Rights Amendment. For more information, and to register for this event, please visit: https://eracoalition.salsalabs.org/disabilityandtheeratownhall/index.html

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1 PM
Cultural Competence in Healthcare Education

Please join us on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1 PM for a presentaton on Cultural Competence in Healthcare Education hosted by the School of Health Technology and Management's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Given the rapidly changing demographics of the American population over the past two decades, cultural competence has gained national attention as a means to improving the quality of and minimizing racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare. Within this time, all medical and healthcare education accredited bodies have mandated cultural competency training to be included in their respective discipline-specific curricula with minimal guidelines. This session will present the current practices and barriers among healthcare/medical education programs in fostering environments that successfully develop culturally competent entry-level clinicians. The presenter will conclude with facilitating an interactive discussion that lists alternative cultural competency training activities that might occur outside of a classroom.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to: define cultural competency; describe cultural competency models that medical and health care providers currently use when providing culturally responsive services; discuss the barriers in producing culturally competent entry-level clinicians in medical and health care education; summarize the current practices of cultural competency training within medical education; identify the connections between culturally competent clinicians and the factors that affect their patient’s health (using the biopsychosocial model); and develop a list of alternative cultural competency training activities that would occur outside of a classroom. 

Join Zoom Meeting https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/96893841304?pwd=TXcyTjJiSk5zRnFoVHhsK213U2lYQT09

November 12, 2020:  Join Jennifer "J-Pop" Hutton at 12 PM for “Anti-Racism and Allyship for Healthcare Professionals", the first lecture in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's Guest Speaker Series.  For more information and the registration link to this virtual event, click here for the flyer.  
To access the Zoom recording of this event, please click here.

October 29, 2020:  Join Dr. James Glaude-Pierre at 12 PM for a Lunch & Learn session on "Having (Un)Comfortable Conversations."  For more information, click here for event flyer.