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Health Equity & Social Justice Workshops


Register today for the 2017 Health Equity and Social Justice Dialogue Workship.

Two days from 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Kent County Health Department in conjunction with Strong Beginnings and Healthy Kent is offering workshops to help engage its workforce and the community in learning through dialogue about improving community health by addressing:

  • Cultural identity and multicultural self-awareness
  • Perspectives on oppression and privilege
  • The historical role that public health and human services have played in promoting social change, and
  • How all of these things affect our efforts to improve the health of our community

Workshop Information

Enrollment is free and open to anyone. Only a limited number of spots are available.

  • Participants must be able to attend both dates of their selected workshop.
  • Participants will be given one hour for lunch and two 15 minute breaks.
  • These sessions are made possible with support from the Kent County Health Department, Strong Beginnings (Federal Healthy Start) and Healthy Kent and are modeled after Ingham County Health Department’s Health Equity and Social Justice Dialogue Workshops.
More Info

To Register: Call or email Karyn Pelon at (616) 632-7216 or register below.

Register Online for the Health Equity & Social Dialogue Workshops 2017

Please select the dates you would like to attend:
May 16th & 23rd, 2017 *Session Full* Select this option if you'd like to be added to our waiting list.
August 17th & 24th, 2017
November 2nd & 9th, 2017

All sessions will be held at the Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller, Grand Rapids.

Contact Us

Health Department


700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Public Health Clinics

(616) 632-7100

(616) 632-7083

Mark Hall, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Adam London, RS, MPA
Administrative Health Officer

Animal Shelter

740 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm
Closed for Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Adoptions end 1 hour prior to closing.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

(616) 632-7300

(616) 632-7324

Environmental Health Services

700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6900

(616) 632-6892

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