End the Violence Toolkit

Categories: Community, Education and Training, Impact, Spokane Resources
Spokane County has the highest rate of domestic violence in Washington State. Providence Health Care has awarded the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) $154,500 to support the creation and implementation of the End the Violence (ETV) Toolkit for businesses. This last year has heightened the need for such a toolkit. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

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Racism and Public Health Today

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved
The conversation on racism as a public health crisis is long overdue. Beyond conversation, we need action and justice. Structural racism continues to impact social determinants of health today. Racially discriminatory governing policies and practices contribute to social, economic, and health inequities that people of color face today. For instance, evidence of these inequities is …

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History of Racism and Public Health

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved
Public health is impacted by systemic and institutional racism. Racism is ingrained in our systems, policies, and norms. Recognizing racism as a public health crisis requires a historical lens to help us understand how we got to where we are today. As we learned in the blog Racism is a Public Health Crisis, racism is …

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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved
Written by Lynn Luu With the 2021 Stand Against Racism event coming up on April 22, we wanted to introduce this year’s topic: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. The global impact the COVID-19 pandemic has empowered community organizations to frame racism as a public health crisis. It is important to consider the power …

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YWCA Spokane and local experts chart Pathways Forward from the 2020 Shecession

Categories: Education and Training, Events, Other, Spokane Resources
Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s inaugural Pathways Forward roundtable event. This past Wednesday, on March 31st, we launched a new virtual education series focused on providing progress-minded conversation about issues facing our community. The first discussion addressed the Shecession taking place in Spokane and across the nation.  Shecession is a …

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