How do we use quality improvement to leverage health equity and healthy public policy change? Amie Archibald-Varley engages participants to consider how they can shift into active anti-racist action throughout their personal lives, careers, and community.
- An understanding of how power, privilege, and policy intersect in healthcare to create inequities
- Understanding what society constructs as “normal” and “other.”
- How to critically reflect on how policy and social media, and narratives impact negative stereotypes related to race
Discussing mental health in healthcare can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. How do we discuss mental health in healthcare and reduce the stigma healthcare workers face regarding these discussions? Is mental health treated with as much care and consideration as physical health? Is burnout the only option? Why does my employer not seem to support me?
We need to eliminate stigma by opening up the conversation on mental health. This is personal. Amie Archibald-Varley has been transparent about her experiences with depression, anxiety, and postpartum depression. She has shown grit by combatting stigma and shame with openness by creating a platform that allows her to encourage others to lift their voices, tell their stories and lobby the government for change.
You are an advocate – you just don’t know it yet. It is a skill that we can harness to see better healthcare outcomes for all community members. Advocacy does not stop at the bedside. Advocacy is action, change in policy and quality improvement. Advocacy is about learning about healthy public policy, the social determinants of health (including racism as a new determinant of health) and understanding the community’s needs. Advocacy is not speaking on behalf of the community but, rather, standing WITH the community and using power, resources, and agency to make meaningful.
Advocacy is political. How do we inform the greater public to build support? We can do it! Amie Archibald-Varley will show you how.
Everyone has a story to tell. Storytelling in healthcare is a powerful tool. It can change peoples’ perceptions, open up dialogue, and generate new ideas and conversations. It is how we bring others into our worldview, present a different perspective and connect with one another. It is about compassion, empathy and engagement. A story can be compelling and captivating, bringing us in and focusing our attention. Stories impact our brains differently than simply presenting abstract facts and figures. On this workshop, Amie Archibald-Varley helps individuals harness the power of Contextual story-telling.
Story telling is a skill that can be developed and crafted just like any other skill. If harnessed correctly, we can make connections, build confidence and most importantly, bring about change in healthcare.