Increasing Equity in Education and Health
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Course #: W938
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Erikson Institute
Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Early Intervention credit approval pending
This workshop is designed for teachers, practitioners, and administrators who desire to better understand root causes of inequities in education and health and to identify ways to personally contribute towards the increasing of equity with the individuals and families with whom we work. Participants will become more familiar with core terminology related to understanding inequities and disparities and will be given an opportunity to explore specific examples of opportunities to increase and advance causes of equity. This session will include opportunities to discuss together common barriers to advancing equity.
Jon Ashworth, MDiv, MA, LPC, I/ECMH-C, serves full-time as the Health Equity Coordinator with the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center in Lake County, Illinois. He is a leader in the field of helping organizations, systems, and communities address health inequities, through a togetherness approach. Jon formerly served for over 10 years as the Social-Emotional Development Specialist with Child and Family Connections, within the Illinois Early Intervention System. Jon also currently serves as the Director of Organizational Development and Quality Improvement with Consulting Partnerships, a consulting firm in the greater Chicago area. He has also served with the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Erikson Institute. Jon has specialized in working with children, adolescents, and families (and teams who serve these populations) for the past 24 years.