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ChrisTiana ObeySumner

MPA, MNPL (they/them)

ChrisTiana ObeySumner is a social equity consultant, educator, and advocate. ChrisTiana joyfully approaches change management and organizing by combining scholarship of historical social justice foundations, contemporary analysis of 21st-century social consciousness, and critical analysis and forecasting of social trends, and they have experience as an intersectional professional and academic. ChrisTiana believes our history will predict our future and finds it invaluable to understand where we've come from and where we're going. Through this theoretical framework, ObeySumner seeks to empower individuals and organizations through tactful narrative identity development, innovative equity evolution guidance, and transformative education and thought leadership. For those who are still dipping their toes into the world of equity and anti-racism work, ObeySumner also specializes in using elements of counseling and social psychology to help "well-intentioned" become "well-aware." Everyone has to start somewhere, and some get lost or confused along the way. ChrisTiana can help you achieve your social equity goals with loving-kindness, empathetic directness, and gracious space.

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Cross-Cultural Collaboration Skills in Healthcare

Presented by ChrisTiana ObeySumner, MPA, MNPL (they/them)

Cross-Cultural Collaboration Skills in Healthcare

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Video Runtime: 32 Minutes; Learning Assessment: 21 Minutes

This course helps healthcare providers increase their understanding of cross-cultural communication to improve relationships with diverse patients and health outcomes. The course addresses the importance of cross-cultural collaboration and practices that providers can adopt to improve it. It includes examples of health inequities based on race, language access, disability, gender, and intersectionality as well as potential steps to take to address health disparities. In addition, the course presents ways to use approaches like debiasing, language justice, critical consciousness, and cultural humility to build strong cross-cultural relationships.

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Foundations of Implicit and Unconscious Bias

Presented by ChrisTiana ObeySumner, MPA, MNPL (they/them)

Foundations of Implicit and Unconscious Bias

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Video Runtime: 41 minutes; Learning Assessment: 21 minutes

This course meets the MI Requirement for Implicit Bias based on the updated guidance released in March 2023.

This course gives healthcare professionals foundational knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias, including a definition of this type of bias and a history of its many origins. The course provides examples of implicit bias in everyday life as well as in healthcare settings. Clinicians will learn ways to debias and become aware of the impact of a person's behavior versus intent. With this information, providers can improve relationships with patients and, ultimately, health outcomes.

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Health Disparities as Understood Through Social Determinants of Health

Presented by ChrisTiana ObeySumner, MPA, MNPL (they/them)

Health Disparities as Understood Through Social Determinants of Health

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Video Runtime: 24 minutes; Learning Assessment: 18 minutes

This course gives information to healthcare professionals about health disparities between the general population and communities that experience marginalization. Examples of intersectional health disparities and definitions of foundational language are included. The course addresses some of the causes of health inequities, including implicit bias and social determinants of health. The course concludes with tools that providers can use to recognize and address health disparities that may be occurring in their healthcare setting.

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