Health Equity Journal for NACDD Members: Chapters

Your Journey to Health Equity Starts Now

Starting with this journal, you have the opportunities to dive deeper into health equity work. Self-reflection is an important aspect of the journey, so this journal contains resources to help. you do this. The journal will provide a foundation for the journey ahead by grounding you in equity concepts and allowing space for thoughtful personal and professional reflection. The format moves away from simply learning about equity to providing opportunity and encouragement for introspection and application.

The journal at a glance:

  1. Journal entries should take no more than 45 minutes.
  2. Each journal entry will prompt us to Read a short article, Watch a short videoor Listen to a podcast.
  3. After either reading, watching, or listening to the resource, the next step is to Reflect by responding to the questions included in the section.
  4. Each entry includes a Resonance section that allows for deeper exploration of our thoughts about the resource watched, listened to, or read. For each section of the journal, we ask you to answer the following:
    • My Moment of Challenge. What about the week’s resource has challenged your thinking?
    • My “Aha!” Moment. What was something new that you read, watched, or heard?
    • My Moment of Hope. What concepts have inspired you?
  5. Each segment includes a Going Deeper section that will allow exploration of the topic more fully through additional resources. Please be mindful of your time. It is more important to get through all the sections than it is to go deeper on some and not get through all sections.

Some of the content included in this journal may be inappropriate for you. If a topic invokes feelings of past trauma or harm, please take care of yourself in ways that feel appropriate. Self-assessment includes knowing when you need self-care. If you need to put the journal down for a while or skip an activity, do so.

The Journal

This journal was authored by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Contributing Authors: Zunera Mirza, Tiffany Pertillar, Robyn Taylor, Gwen Williams

This project is supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number 5NU38OT000286-04, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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