HEART Lecture Series: A Cede at the Table – Relocating Power for Health Equity

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Please join Steffanie Roaché, M.S., LPC for this month's Health Equity and Anti-racism Talk (HEART) as she explores ways a trauma-informed lens supports equity and inclusion.

29 Sep | 12:00 pm


The HEART series is a new institutional race, equity and inclusion speaker series at OHSU funded by a grant through the Racial Equity and Inclusion Funding Opportunity sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Educational Improvement and Innovation. The planning committee is a collaboration of volunteers from OHSU Health Services, Clinical Psychology, Dermatology, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Research & Innovation.

Trauma Informed Oregon is a statewide collaborative aimed at preventing and ameliorating the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults and families. Trauma Informed Oregon works in partnership with providers, individuals with lived experience and families to promote and sustain trauma informed policies and practices across physical, mental and behavioral health systems and to disseminate promising strategies to support wellness and resilience.

At this lecture, Roaché will present the following learning objectives:

1) Explore ways a trauma-informed lens supports equity and inclusion.

2) Identify overlooked and commonly used behaviors/actions within systems that continue to exclude and devalue those most in need.

3) Outline ways to cede power back to people of color and cultures most affected by systematic oppression.

Steffannie Roaché, M.S., LPC, is a Pacific Northwest native and the assistant professor of practice at TIO with a focus on workforce wellness. She is the founder of Cultured Care LLC, a culturally responsive consulting and counseling agency. Roaché’s passion is supporting and uplifting marginalized and multicultural communities who have experienced trauma, domestic violence or other challenges that affect overall well-being. She enjoys spending time with family, public speaking engagements, conducting trainings and workshops and writing short stories, music and poetry.