September 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center

R9 PTTC Webinar: Why Health Equity Matters -Part 1

Why Health Equity Matters in Prevention: Two-Part Webinar Series

Webinar Overview
Cultural competency, health disparities, and health equity are familiar terms to prevention professionals. A focus on health equity allows communities to direct their prevention strategies towards the most vulnerable populations in the region they serve. In doing this, we contribute to the reduction in health disparities and support initiatives that create community and societal change. Part I of this two-part series will begin to explore why health equity matters in prevention, and uncover how culture and personal bias influence substance misuse prevention work. By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:• Describe the connection between prevention ethics and health equity;
• Define the foundational terminology associated with understanding behavioral health disparities;
• Explore how culture and personal bias influence substance misuse prevention work.


Nicole Augustine, MPH, has been working in the field of prevention since 2001. She has a Master of Public Health degree from The George Washington University School of Public Health. Nicole is employed at Wake Forest Baptist School of Medicine as the Project Coordinator for the North Carolina Behavioral Health Equity Initiative (NC BHEI) and the Project Coordinator for the Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Southeast PTTC). The goal of the NCBHEI project is to support communities in identifying, acting on, and effectively addressing key behavioral health equity issues. Nicole is a passionate prevention provider who is committed to supporting initiatives designed to address complex substance use issues affecting our society.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 10, 2020
03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. Pacific/Arizona
12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Hawaii
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. American Samoa

Friday, September 11, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. Republic of Palau
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