Cultural Humility and Health Equity

Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT 

Cultural humility provides a framework that can be utilized to impact health equity in policy and practice. This session will provide an overview of the relationship between cultural humility and health equity. (Part 2 of 2)

Presenters:  Dr. Dayna Long & Leanna Lewis, LCSW



Racial Equity In Financial Empowerment Program Design

Wednesday, May 30 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT


Research has consistently pointed to the fact that persons of color face a steep historic and social disadvantage in their ability to access reputable financial products and services. As a result, Community Action agencies have a responsibility to ensure that their financial empowerment strategy is inclusive and works to specifically address the unique challenges that face these communities.  Join us on May 30 to participate in a conversation on the critical importance of incorporating a racial equity lens in financial empowerment program design. Calling on the work of their Racial Wealth Divide Initiative, experts from Prosperity NOW will provide participants in this event with a deep dive into the research and practice of incorporating racial equity into financial capability programs and services.

Presenters:  Carmen Shorter, Prosperity NOW



Protecting Utility Consumers in the Fast-Changing Markets: Role of Weatherization Organizations

Tuesday, June 5 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT

Hosted by the Weatherization Leveraged Partnerships Project, this webinar is for leaders of local Weatherization Agencies and State Associations to learn about the current threats to low-income energy affordability and how to use their expertise to advocate at legislatures and public utility commissions. The electricity industry is changing rapidly; utilities in nearly every state are requesting changes to the way rates are structured and consumers are billed. These changes will likely be detrimental to low-income households. WAP agencies and associations are well positioned to advocate for just, fair, and reasonable utility rate design for low-income households; Elizabeth Marx of the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project will present strategies for beginning such advocacy.



A Family Centered Coaching Approach to Service Integration

Wednesday, June 6at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT

When planning for and implementing an integrated services approach, there are changes on the macro, organizational level, as well as the specific approach used on the micro level with clients. Join this Webinar Wednesday event to explore approaches for success at both levels.



Becoming Data Centric Using a Whole Agency Data Approach

Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT

This webinar will focus on the benefits and challenges facing agencies who have begun to move to a data centric approach.  Some general ideas about establishing this approach will be provided.  Some case studies from the field will identify why they decided to make this move, what they changed and what they have observed in the process. 

Presenters: Paige Teegarden and Barbara Mooney



Mapping Hard to Count Communities for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

Thursday, June 14 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT

The webinar will present a searchable online map by The Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center that identifies communities whose demographics and other characteristics qualify them as “hard to count” for purposes of the 2020 U.S. Census. The map, at https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/ , is designed to help communities reach out to legislators about the importance of fully funding the 2020 Census, and also to help organizations prioritize their upcoming "Get Out the Count" efforts to make sure that the hardest to count populations can fully participate in the census.  The online map has the following features:

  • Search by state, county, and Congressional or state legislative district (highlighting the hard-to-count tracts within each are and revealing how much of the district's population lives in hard-to-count neighborhoods).
  • Zoom in on any tract in the nation to see its hard-to-count profile (click on or tap any tract, or search by address, to find out important demographics such as how many households mailed back their census questionnaire in 2010, and how much of the tract is populated by groups that are at risk of being undercounted, such as children under 5, households with poor Internet access, recent immigrants, and more).
  • Share the map on social media: You can create a permalink for any spot on the map that you can share on social media, in email campaigns, etc.

Presenter: Steven Romalewski, Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York



Impact and Evaluation for Social Determinants of Health

Wednesday, June 27 at 2:00 pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT 

Join the Health Intersections Learning Community to explore the data and evaluation processes related to the social determinants of health. Dr. Dayna Long, Pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, will lead a knowledge building session on identifying health indicators for measurement of impact on the social determinants of health.

Presenter:  Dr. Dayna Long



Applying Weatherization Expertise to Local Energy Equity Coalitions

Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT

The Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) project brings together affordable housing and energy efficiency advocates working to break down barriers and improve the conditions for greater multi-family retrofits. EEFA state and local coalitions unite diverse energy, housing, consumer protection and finance organizations to identify and address the priority issues leading to increased energy savings and better outcomes within low-income households. Weatherization and Community Action organizations deliver unique value to these local collaborative efforts. This webinar, hosted by the Weatherization Leveraged Partnerships Project, will offer an opportunity to hear about existing issue campaigns and discover new ways for local Weatherization and Community Action Agencies to get involved.

Presenters: Madiana Mustapha, Energy Foundation


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Previous Webinars

Case Management & Referrals to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Wednesday, April 4 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT
Join the Health Intersections Learning Community to explore the benefits of case management and referrals to address the social determinants of health. Dr. Dayna Long, Pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, will lead a knowledge building session on making appropriate referrals, building relationships and trust between providers, as well as decreasing silos among service providers.
Presenter:  Dr. Dayna Long



Breakthrough Ideas That Move Children and Their Parents toward Educational Success and Economic Security
Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT
Join us on April 11 when Marjorie Sims, Managing Director at Aspen Ascend will provide a comprehensive overview of the key success factors for a whole family approach. Whole family approaches focus strategically on services and opportunities for the child and the adults in their lives at the same time. This session will include discussion of Ascend's theory of change, logic model, guiding principles, outcome bank and two-generation practices operating around the country to end intergenerational poverty.


Cultural Humility: People, Principles, and Practices
Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00pm ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT |11:00 am PT
Cultural humility is a principle and framework to expand one's approach in working with organizations, providers, and the community members they serve to encompass a client-centered stance that seeks to mitigate power imbalances. This session will provide the history of the cultural humility framework and an introduction to the basic tenets of cultural humility. (Part 1 of 2)

Communications Kick-Off Webinar

Communications Kick-Off Powerpoint | Strategic Communications Plan (short version) | Network Messages
Communications Survey | Partnership Strategic Plan Survey | Advocacy Toolkit

Thanks everyone who joined us for our Communications Kick-Off Webinar! For those who may have missed it,

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