2023 Racism is A Public Health Crisis Training

Meeting Dates: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Meeting Time and Location: 



The declaration that racism is a public health crisis occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though racism has plagued the lives of people of color for centuries, the recent pandemic brought to the Michigan surface the unfortunate affects racism plays in our public health. During this learning session, we will explore how racism influences housing, nutrition/dietary options, transportation, and health care access from community leaders. Also, the community leaders will share future next steps to improve the lives of the those most impacted by the public health infrastructures caused by racism.

Intended Audience: All interested persons are welcome to apply to attend update training courses. Applicants who are employed and/or volunteering at a State-funded agency may receive priority for course placement.

Participation Requirements: In order to receive proof of attendance, training participants are required to log into the virtual platform on time, attend the entire training, and have microphone and camera access. Attendance log-in and out times will be monitored. Do not plan to arrive late or leave early. Late arrival is considered logging into the training fifteen (15) minutes after the start of the training. Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the virtual training and will result in a no-call/no-show for training attendance; supervisors will be notified.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations or modifications must be made no later than two (2) business days prior to the training date. Applicants who are unable to attend any trainings for which they are registered must contact the Training Unit at MDHHS-BHSPtraining@michigan.gov. Failure to do so will classify the participant as a no-call/no-show and may result in lost priority when registering for future trainings. Training Date Registration Deadline Thursday, September 14, 2023 Thursday, August 31, 2023 Registration will open on Thursday, August 3, 2023. All training registrations must be done through SHOARS. Click here for more information on accessing SHOARS. *All courses are free of charge, but registration is required.*