Structural Competency Learning Group for Health Center Staff

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A partnership between Health Outreach Partners (HOP) and Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation, a project of Futures Without Violence. 

Description: The purpose of the Learning Group is to provide a structured learning space for Health Center Leaders to come together to learn, analyze, and discuss the structural factors which cause health inequities and put certain populations at higher risk for harm, including intimate partner violence, exploitation, and human trafficking. Specifically, the Learning Group will focus on how participating operations staff at community health centers can utilize this framework to create a culture of care and affect actionable change at their organizations. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the Structural Competency framework and key concepts of structural violence, such as white supremacy, structural racism, and patriarchy

  2. Analyze how health is influenced by structural factors

  3. Describe how the Structural Competency framework is connected to strategies to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence and human trafficking

  4. Conceptualize how to deliver care and advocate for communities using a structural competency lens

Learning Collaborative Dates and Times: 

All sessions will be 90 minutes except the Kick-off call which will be one hour. 

  • Kick-off Call: Thursday, March 30, 11am-12pm PT/2pm-3pm ET

  • Session 1: Thursday, April 6, 11:00am-12:30pm PT/2:00-3:30pm ET

  • Session 2: Thursday, April 20, 11:00am-12:30pm PT/2:00-3:30pm ET

  • Session 3: Thursday, May 4, 11:00am-12:30pm PT/2:00-3:30pm ET

  • Session 4: Thursday, May 18, 11:00am-12:30pm PT/2:00-3:30pm ET

Who? Health center staff, including Chief Operations Director, Clinical Operations Director, Operations Manager, Administrative Directors, Human Resources, and Behavioral Operations. 

How? Sessions will be held live via Zoom and will be recorded; Learning Group participants are expected to attend all Learning Group sessions. 

Language: The Learning Group will be held in English with Spanish interpretation.

Structural Competency Learning Group (SCLG) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  English Here / Español aquí

Applications are due by Friday, March 24th. Space is limited, so we encourage you to apply early. For those who are unable to participate, we kindly ask that you share this information with someone you think may be interested. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact Liam Spurgeon,

Deadline to apply extended to April 5, 2023!

Applications are now closed.


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