November 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center

Prioritizing Equity in Prevention

Health Equity Foundations for the African American Population

In this learning session, we will define terms that are essential to the discussion around health equity as well as the roots of how inequities were formed in African American communities.  We will also journey into the African American population and the impact of disparities, before ending in what roles we can play in prevention to help create equity.

This Learning Session will be formatted as a 45-minute presentation followed by a 45-minute facilitator-led discussion.

By the end of this learning session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discover how health disparities and other inequities play a role in behavioral health and substance use/misuse of the African American Population
  2. Define terminology linked to the discussion of health equity
  3. Describe the role of cultural competence and cultural humility

Who Should Participate:

Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.

Dates & Times:

States and American Samoa
November 29, 2022              Time Zone
03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.        Pacific
04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.        Arizona
01:00 p.m. – 02:30 p.m.        Hawaii
12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.        American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions
November 30, 2022               Time Zone
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.         Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.         Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.         Republic of Palau
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Albert Gay, M.S.
Chief of Development for TTJ Group & SheRay’s & Associates LLC.

Albert Gay was born and raised in Gary, Indiana.  He was ordained into the ministry in 1994 and since that time he has worked with youth and communities in many capacities.  Albert has been in full-time ministry as a youth pastor, where he counseled urban youth in positive directions and provided them with alternative solutions to the “streets.”

Albert expanded into the Prevention field in 1997 when he was employed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana as a Prevention Coordinator.  He received credentials as a Certified Prevention Professional from the Indiana Association of Prevention Professionals in 1999.  While attending ministry school in Florida, Albert worked as a Behavioral Specialist with troubled youth.

Albert Gay is currently a Master Trainer for TTJ Group, LLC providing services to non-profit, faith-based, and community organizations and governmental entities in developing and implementing technical assistance and training services in an innovative and practical format.

Albert Gay obtained his B.A. in English Arts from the historically distinguished, Hampton University in Virginia, and he obtained his Master of Science in Management from Oakland City



Certificate of Attendance

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for participating in the live event.


Please contact Karen Totten ( for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele (

Nevada Certification Board Approved
This event has been approved for continuing education by the Nevada Certification Board for all certifications.

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