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Training

Human Impact Partners offers trainings and technical assistance to build the capacity of health departments, government agencies, and community organizations to advance health equity, health impact assessment, and health in all policies.

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Build Power for Health Equity: Using an Inside-Outside Strategy

Objectives: Introduce a set of strategic practices that health departments can implement to meaningfully and comprehensively advance health equity. After building a shared understanding of the underpinnings of health inequities, this training focuses on how to champion transformative change by confronting the power imbalances and forms of oppression at the root of health inequities, changing the conversation about what creates health equity, developing leadership and supporting innovation, and building a movement for health equity.

Visit www.HealthEquityGuide.org for strategic practices.

Depending on the needs of partners, training and technical assistance can dive deeper into practices health departments can take to:

  • Build internal capacity and infrastructure and take strategic risks to advance equity
  • Foster strategic community partnerships to build power and engage in social justice movements
  • Work across government agencies to develop shared ownership for health equity

Audience: Public health agency staff and their allies who want to build their understanding, leadership, and skills to advance health equity.

Maximum number of participants: 35.

Cost: One-day training: $9,000-$11,000; Two-day training: $15,000-$17,500.


Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Trainings

 

Two-day HIA Training

Objectives

  • Familiarize participants with the goals of HIA
  • Describe the steps in the HIA process, with an explicit focus on equity at each stage
  • Offer participants the opportunity to practice working through each step in the context of a local case study example
  • Facilitate discussion about stakeholder and community engagement in HIA and the variety of roles for stakeholders in the HIA process
  • Bring together diverse stakeholders to work on an HIA, build relationships, and develop a shared understanding of how to use HIA
  • Highlight intervention points in decision-making processes where HIA can be applied
  • Help participants develop a workplan to conduct an HIA project

Audience: This training is ideal for groups actively considering conducting an HIA, or who want to build capacity for a specific HIA project. A significant amount of advance work is done with training sponsors to identify participants, prepare a case study for use at the training, and to train small group facilitators. We encourage hosts to engage a diverse group of stakeholders to participate, as the training itself provides an opportunity to build relationships for future work to increase the consideration of health and equity in decision-making.

Maximum number of participants: 35. The first part of the training, however, which is a bit more didactic, could be opened up to a larger group.

Cost: $15,000-$17,500

 

One-day HIA Training

Objectives

  • Cover the essential steps in the HIA process, with an explicit focus on equity at each stage
  • Practice moving through the Screening and Scoping steps of an HIA
  • Provide examples of HIA case studies and their impacts
  • Include an additional module focusing on the interests/needs of the audience

In contrast to our two-day training, this one-day training places a greater emphasis on group work to identify topics that could be the subject of an HIA and informal scoping of those ideas.

Audiences: This training is ideal for those who want to begin planning a future HIA, want to apply for a grant to do an HIA, or are seeking limited knowledge and capacity around HIA. Little advance work is done with the training hosts and no local case study is included.

Maximum number of participants: 35. The first part of the training, however, which is a bit more didactic, could be opened up to a larger group.

Cost: $10,000

 

Half-day HIA Training

Objectives

  • Familiarize a wide audience with the goals and process of HIA
  • Provide examples of HIA case studies
  • Identify topics that could be the subject of an HIA (i.e., Screening)

Audiences: This workshop is ideal for those who want to decide whether to invest resources in conducting HIAs, and in generating interest among wide audiences in the approach. Little advance work is done with the training hosts and no local case study is included.

Maximum number of participants: Unlimited.

Cost: $4500. Can be combined with the half-day HiAP workshop for a full-day workshop experience.


Half-day Health in All Policies (HiAP) Training

 

Objectives

  • Familiarize participants with the field of HiAP and describe examples in practice
  • Consider how to institutionalize HiAP
  • Discuss how equity and engagement can be incorporated into HiAP

This training includes a module on HIA/health lens analysis as a core HiAP strategy and includes examples of how HIAs have been used.

Audiences: This training is ideal for those interested in implementing a HiAP approach in their institution/organization, and who want to understand examples of how to do this. Given that the field (and its examples/approaches) is so varied, training content is tailored to meet the needs of local hosts, and some advance work is needed to accomplish this.

Maximum number of participants: 35.

Cost: $4500. Can be combined with the half-day HIA workshop for a full-day workshop experience.