PPP is a program intended to create dialogue and reflection on power, privilege, positionality, and their connection to the health professions. Faculty and staff are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend. This program is usually a five-hour, in-person experience during Orientation which we are adapting to be held virtually in 2020.
This year's event: Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST on Zoom.
Current faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to participate in PPP. Faculty, staff, and student participants will be divided into groups and will have a learning space created for them in our Desire to Learn (D2L ) portal. Each participant is expected to complete all assignments shared on D2L, including viewings, readings, completing worksheets, and responding to discussion board questions. At this time, we are not able to host alumni in D2L but they are encouraged to read and view the materials (below) and participate in the synchronous session. Each group will have 1-2 Facilitators who will facilitate and monitor discussions on D2L and lead a Zoom meeting after our synchronous session on June 2.
We are asking participants and facilitators to read the following articles and view the featured films below.
*please note: this film is password protected for MGH IHP alumni access only due to copyright protections. MGH IHP faculty, staff, and students who are enrolled in PPP can view this film and all other required materials via D2L. If you are an alumni enrolled in PPP, the password can be emailed to you.
1. Addressing and Understanding the Social Determinants of Health for Black LGBTQ People. National LGBT Health Education Center-A program of the Fenway Institute.
2. Ou, J.Y., Peters, J.L., Levy, J.I. et al. (2018). Self-rated health and its association with perceived environmental hazards, the social environment, and cultural stressors in an environmental justice population. BMC Public Health.
3. COVID-19's unequal effects in Massachusetts: Remedying the legacy of environmental injustices & building climate resilience. Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
Kendi, I.X. (2020 April 7). What the racial data show: The pandemic seems to be hitting people of color the hardest. The Atlantic.
Nagle, Rebecca. Native Americans being left out of US coronavirus data and labeled as 'other.' The Guardian.
Solnit, Rebecca. 'The way we get through this is together': the rise of mutual aid under coronavirus. The Guardian.
Jean-Charles, Petruce. LGBTQ Americans are getting coronavirus, losing jobs. Anti-gay bias is making it worse for them. USA Today.
Singh, Maanvi. ‘Long overdue’: lawmakers declare racism a public health emergency. The Guardian.
Manoharan, Lakshmi. Why protesting racism during a pandemic is important – an epidemiologist explains. The Conversation.
Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH, et al., Stolen Breaths. The New England Journal of Medicine.