SOUTHERN OREGON EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION TRAININGS
Improving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Health, Social Services, Law Enforcement, Education, Government, and Other Settings
As demographics change, and our communities become more diverse, there are new mandates, policies and standards. The importance of cultural and linguistic appropriateness in the delivery of health, education and social services is important for service enhancement, organizational efficiency and risk reduction.
We are no longer providing trainings directly to individuals and organizations, but we have created a living database that lists local and regional consultants, agencies, and groups that provide these services. If you are a local or regional trainer/consultant that has worked with us in the past, please feel free to contact us to be added to the list!
The SO Health-E Team
Trainers and Consultants
The Nonprofit Association of Oregon has a variety of training and consulting resources available. They also have hosted an equity cohort series in the past. You can find out more about them at https://nonprofitoregon.org/training
DELTA is a health equity and inclusion leadership program that includes training, coaching, and networking to health, community, and policy leaders in Oregon. This nine-month program trains 25 members committed to advancing health equity and diversity throughout Oregon. Find out more on their website: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OEI/Pages/DELTA.aspx
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (formerly Closing the Gap) has trainings in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and has a 5-day Training of Trainers institute for health and human services organizations. Their website is: http://xculture.org/cultural-competency-programs/cultural-competency-training/
Gilda Montenegro-Fix is a Costa Rican woman, mother, wife, adventurous world traveler and global citizen. She represented her country in two Olympic Games (Barcelona ‘92 and Atlanta ‘96), in the sport of whitewater slalom kayak, being the only woman from all of Latin America to compete in this discipline.
Ms. Montenegro-Fix has worked in the fields of outdoor leadership, social work, early childhood and family support, cross cultural communication and Diversity and Inclusion. She is passionate about facilitating understanding, cultivating harmony and building bridges that connect us all.
- Studied Psychology at the University of Costa Rica.
- Worked as bilingual/bicultural specialist with multicultural low income families for 10 years.
- Worked as Medical Interpreter since 1999.
- Certified trainer in Cultural Competency by the Cross Cultural Health Care Program in Seattle (pioneer in the field).
- Associate Cultural Competency Trainer with Luminary Communications.
- Associate Cultural Agility Trainer with So Health-E, Southern Oregon’s Health Equity Coalition.