Race Equity and Inclusion Webinar Series

Race Equity and Inclusion Webinar Series

In partnership with the Children’s Trust of SC, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina and many other partners present a webinar series on race equity and inclusion. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide individuals and organizations with the foundational knowledge needed to integrate race equity and inclusion into programs, policies, and practices.

The webinars will feature speakers from the acclaimed Race Matters Institute based in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as from community-based groups focusing on health equity within North and South Carolina. These webinars will deepen knowledge of racial equity principles and concepts, cover how to become an equity-focused organization, explain the importance of disaggregated data to propose policy solutions, and explore how to collect, analyze, and effectively use disaggregated data. The series will conclude with case studies of equity-focused initiatives within the Carolinas.

Registration is limited. Individuals from the same organization are strongly encouraged to view the series together and register under a single name. Materials and recordings from each webinar will be made accessible with time-limited availability to attendees.

Webinar Series
June 26, 2017 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
Race Matters – Unpack Key Concepts to Advance Racial Equity

July 10, 2017 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
Get Your House in Order – Strategies to Advance Racial Equity
Inside Your Organization

July 31, 2017 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
Data Matters – Disaggregating Data by Race and Ethnicity

August 14, 2017 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Health Equity in Action – Case Studies from the Carolinas

Register online today!

Disabilities training emphasize healthy eating, active living inclusivity

Disabilities training emphasize healthy eating, active living inclusivity

By Hannah Walters, MPH, Senior Manager for Policy and Community Initiatives

On Tuesday, April 4, nearly 40 partners from around the state gathered in Columbia to learn how to create healthy, more inclusive communities for people living with disabilities. Co-hosted by the SC Disability and Health Project and Eat Smart Move More SC (ESMMSC), the day-long training was led by experts at the National Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD).

Attendees learned how to use the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII)—a set of tools to help communities assess the inclusivity of their healthy living resources—as well as how to identify and prioritize strategies to make their communities more accessible. For example, maintaining and repairing paths and sidewalks as well as ensuring transportation stops are in accessible, safe locations are two important strategies to ensure all individuals—particularly people with disabilities—can travel safely and access services.

Currently, one in four adults in South Carolina has a disability. Adults living with disabilities are three times more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, and are more likely to smoke, be obese, and be inactive. ESMMSC is committed to working with our partners to help remove barriers for people with disabilities to create healthier, more inclusive communities in our state. For more information contact Hannah Walters at hannah@eatsmartmovemoresc.org.