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Centering Black Canadian Health

Posted by GHO Admin on December 11, 2017 in Events

Dates: Feb 6, 8, 13, 15, 27 & Mar 1, 2018 @ 3:30 - 5 PM
Location: CHEB 268, Dalhousie University

In the context of interprofessional health care, this mini-course will introduce learners to the Black Canadian community, particularly the history and unique experience of African Nova Scotians.  Learners will explore the historical trauma and health impacts of racism and discrimination on this population’s health and wellness through topics of access, mental health, and chronic disease.  Learners will also develop skills in interprofessional collaboration and cultural competency to better serve and provide appropriate, person-/community-centered care for diverse communities.

By the end of the mini-course, learners will be able to:

  • Use the understanding of the uniqueness of African Canadian/Nova Scotian culture, experience, and community structures to apply culturally competent methods to interprofessional care and/or health and wellness programming of patients/clients
  • Be familiar with the barriers and work, as a member of the health team, to facilitate and support access to care for the Black population
  • Integrate and develop allyship and cultural competence within their professional roles, and within the interprofessional health team, to promote safe and inclusive care, learning, and professional settings

Faculty Lead

Michelle Patrick (Medicine)


  • Barb Hamilton-Hinch (Health and Human Performance)
  • Marie Earl (Physiotherapy)
  • Crystal Watson (Health and Human Performance)
  • Keisha Jeffries (Nursing)
  • Shakira Weatherdon (Human Rights and Equity Services)

To register please visit the mini-course webpage.