Evaluation week 4 health Equity reflection Week 4 Assignment
Evaluation week 4 health Equity reflection Week 4 Assignment: Health Equity Personal Reflection Purpose One of the key learning outcomes for this course is to consider how health equity plays a role in developing effective program evaluation. Our comfort and skill related to creating public health programs that achieve health equity can be strongly influenced by our own personal identities, experiences, and learning related to race and ethnicity. Talking about race/ethnicity can be incredibly challenging as it requires us to be fully in tune with hidden biases and often unspoken feelings. This assignment is an opportunity for you to reflect personally on where you feel like you currently stand in your ability to have these conversations, prepare you to engage with others on the topic, and, ultimately, help you to be a part of creating public health programs and evaluations that work to achieve health equity. Our course – A racial justice focus: There is no question that social justice, and more specifically racial justice, is deeply intertwined with the work we do in public health. To help further our field’s mission to achieve health equity, my hope is that we can use our courses to create, in the words of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), “a ‘brave space’ to discuss race, equity, and inclusion.” In keeping with this goal, I would like to invite each of you to participate in the NMAAHC’s Talking About Race curriculum. This is a self-guided program that allows you to reflect on how we – as individuals, as families, as students and educators, as communities, and as a country – can engage constructively around the topic of race. We each have a unique role and responsibility to play in creating a more just and equitable world, and I hope that you’ll consider working through the curriculum and reflecting on your learning. You can access the NMAAHC Talking about Race curriculum here: Guidelines Begin by taking the Cultural Competence Self-Assessment. Consider the following questions: • Think about how you identify yourself, in general and specifically as it relates to your race/ethnicity. When and how did you become aware of your identit(ies)? Answer: I am an African female architect from Sudan came to US in 1987. • When and how has your racial/ethnic identit(ies) taken on particular meaning for you and others? I was raised in Sudan from Upper class back ground , my father is a surgeon. It was hard to experience racism whan I came to US. • How do you benefit from and/or suffer/”miss out” because of your identit(ies)? I suffer as a black woman specially from teachers. I feel I have to proof myself and work harder. • How do your experiences related to understanding your racial/ethnic identit(ies) affect your thinking in discussions related to race/racism? • What do you believe is the hardest part of talking about race/racism? As an African woman I experienced racism from African Americans and middle Eastern Arabs. • What do you believe is the most beneficial part of talking about race/racism? Bring the issue to the surface. • What are your primary vulnerabilities when it comes to discussing race/racism? On the contrary I don’t feel vulnerable at all because I was raised to be proud of who I am. I did not experience racism growing up. • What are your primary strengths when it comes to discussing race/racism? I did not experience racism growing up. • What are your primary needs when it comes to discussing race/racism? I have confidecnce in myself Write a 750-1000 word (3-4 pages) paper reflecting on the results of the self-assessment and your responses to the above questions. You don’t need to reply individually to each question. Instead, provide a response that summarizes your reactions and other thoughts that have arisen for you while reflecting the questions and our class work related to health equity thus far. Note: I briefly answered the questions(in Blue) to give the writer an Idea of myself.