OHEI offers virtual Community Conversations

April 3, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is monitoring the spread of COVID-19, and the office wants to assure the organization that it is taking proactive steps to flatten the curve. 

With that in mind, OHEI is now offering a reformatted Community Conversations approach that is virtual. At an unprecedented time in the organization’s history, it is vitally important to carve out space for dialogue, provide support for one another, promote self-care and share valuable resources.  

Here’s the upcoming schedule of virtual events, including brief descriptions. Please visit OHEI Events to join!

“Self-Care: Tips for Navigating Social Isolation and Building Community.”

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Facilitators: Clarissa Love and Stacey Nguyen

“What Can You Do? We Will Share and Discuss Opportunities That Exist to Volunteer Within Michigan Medicine and Beyond.”

  • Thursday, April 23, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Facilitators: Clarissa Love and Stacey Nguyen

“Othering: Using Compassion and Facts to Dismantle Xenophobia.”

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Facilitators: Clarissa Love and Stacey Nguyen

“Community Check-In: We Will Devote the Entire Session to Connecting, Support for One Another, and Sharing Tips and Resources.”

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Facilitator: Michael Herrington

“COVID – 19 Pandemic’s Impact from a DEI Lens: Exploring the Impact of This Crisis on Different Populations in Our Community.”

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Facilitator: Michael Herrington

Additionally, OHEI is offering the following abbreviated “Community Check-Ins” for staff on the front-lines and those who cannot participate in the longer midday offerings. 

“Community Check-In: Join Us for a Session of Connecting, Support for One Another, and Sharing Tips and Resources.”

  • Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
  • Facilitator: Michael Herrington

It is important now, more than ever, to come together as a community. 

*Please note that OHEI welcomes and encourages participants to bring forth topics at these sessions. The format for each session allows for spontaneous conversation. Topics and content are being developed in a fluid manner based on the voiced needs of the community and OHEI may make changes accordingly.

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