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Health Equity Track

4 Presentation on Health Equity

  1. How Health Inequity and Fat Stigma are Experienced (If an interaction felt icky, it probably was!) Presented by Kimberly Dark 
  2. Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Presented by Christine Cowart, MA, CARSS I 
  3. Subterranean Racism in Our Food System Presented by Alex Askew How
  4. Weight Biased Research Contributes to Health Inequity. Presented by Margit I. Berman, Ph.D process.

Health Equity and Diabetes Care


  • Explore the concepts of stigma, bodily sovereignty and partnership with the patient that acknowledges the bodies in the room.
  • Identify what ACEs and trauma are, and how they can impact a person’s ability to manage their blood sugar.
  • Learn ways common trauma presents, and how to recognize it in your clients.
  • Identify ways resilience can be grown to help your clients overcome the pitfalls associated with ACEs and trauma.
  • How does weight stigma and bias enter the research process? Learn to critique studies whose findings might have been affected by weight stigma, by identifying common sources of weight bias in the research process.
  • How can discussion of stigma, hatred and the harm they cause become part of health promotion?
  • Understand common sources of weight bias at the theoretical research design phases of research.
  • Understand common sources of weight bias at the interpretation, publishing, and dissemination phase of research.
  • Critically review published research for potential weight bias.
  • How can stigmatizing concepts be reframed using neutral language?
  • How is bias and constructs of racism affecting the health equity of Bipoc communities?
  • What is cultural sensitivity in health outcomes? 
  • What actions are necessary in changing our current food system to more fair and just for those needing it the most?

Wrap up this track by deepening your understanding by completing the HAES reflections, course quiz, and evaluation.


Kimberly Dark

How Health Inequity and Fat Stigma are Experienced

(If an interaction felt icky, it probably was!)

Kimberly Dark

Join us in this non-traditional program that uses the art and craft of storytelling to unpack weight stigma and explore the long history of de-value fat clients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how the patient (and each provider) is both the subject of their own story and also the object of the others’ gaze – and how this affects care. 
  • Explore what “the bodies in the room” communicate about diabetes and how providers can guide care (away from stigma) using language and self-reflection.
  • Find ways to remove barriers to care and empower patients.  
  • Share how storytelling and other holistic approaches to learning can lead to more nuanced care and practices that restore trust and lead to greater bodily sovereignty.

https://vimeo.com/472240505

Understanding Adverse

Childhood Experiences

Christine Cowart MA, CPT, CARSS I.


What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma, and why are they relevant to diabetes?


Begin to untangle the role of trauma, food choices, and diabetes care.

Key Takeaways:

  • What ACEs and trauma are, and how they can impact a person’s ability to manage their blood sugar.
  • Find ways common trauma is, and how to recognize it in your clients.
  • Identify ways resilience can be grown to help your clients overcome the pitfalls associated with ACEs and trauma.

https://vimeo.com/483547879

Image of Alexi Askew

Subterranean Racism in our Food System

Alex Askew

What lies below the surface as equality and inequity in our Food System?


Discover how health inequity in diabetes care often starts at the kitchen table.

Key Takeaways:

  • See how bias and constructs of racism affecting the health equity of BIPOC communities.
  • Explore what is cultural sensitivity in health outcomes? 
  • Identify the actions that are necessary for changing our current food system to more fair and just for those needing it the most.

https://vimeo.com/487043608


Spotting Weight-Biased Research

Margit I. Berman

How does weight stigma and bias enter the research process?


Learn to critique studies whose findings might have been affected by weight stigma, by identifying common sources of weight bias in the research process.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand common sources of weight bias at the theoretical research design phases of research.
  • Understand common sources of weight bias at the interpretation, publishing, and dissemination phase of research.
  • Critically review published research for potential weight bias.

https://vimeo.com/487435241






Margit Berman PhD

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$129

Health Equity Track

4 Presentation on Health Equity

  1. How Health Inequity and Fat Stigma are Experienced (If an interaction felt icky, it probably was!) Presented by Kimberly Dark 
  2. Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Presented by Christine Cowart, MA, CARSS I 
  3. Subterranean Racism in Our Food System Presented by Alex Askew How
  4. Weight Biased Research Contributes to Health Inequity. Presented by Margit I. Berman, Ph.D process.