Health Equity and Anti-racism Talks (HEART)

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The HEART series is a new institutional race, equity and inclusion speaker series at OHSU. Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the planning committee is a collaboration of volunteers from OHSU Health Services, Clinical Psychology, Dermatology, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Research & Innovation.

This lecture series will provide opportunities for OHSU members to learn about the role that systems of oppression have in creating inequitable social structures. The quarterly virtual lectures will touch on a variety of related topics in order to start and continue conversations about health equity and anti-racism.

Accreditation: OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Registration is required to claim credit.

A Cede at the Table: Relocating Power for Health Equity

Sept. 29, noon - 1 p.m.

Steffanie Roaché, M.S., LPC
Assistant Professor of Practice, Trauma Informed Oregon

Trauma Informed Oregon is a statewide collaborative aimed at preventing and ameliorating the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults and families. Trauma Informed Oregon works in partnership with providers, individuals with lived experience and families to promote and sustain trauma informed policies and practices across physical, mental and behavioral health systems and to disseminate promising strategies to support wellness and resilience.

At this lecture, Roaché will present the following learning objectives:

1) Explore ways a trauma-informed lens supports equity and inclusion.

2) Identify overlooked and commonly used behaviors/actions within systems that continue to exclude and devalue those most in need.

3) Outline ways to cede power back to people of color and cultures most affected by systematic oppression.

Steffannie Roaché, M.S., LPC, is a Pacific Northwest native and the assistant professor of practice at TIO with a focus on workforce wellness. She is the founder of Cultured Care LLC, a culturally responsive consulting and counseling agency. Roaché’s passion is supporting and uplifting marginalized and multicultural communities who have experienced trauma, domestic violence or other challenges that affect overall well-being. She enjoys spending time with family, public speaking engagements, conducting trainings and workshops and writing short stories, music and poetry.

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