Capacity Building and Training Materials

The following materials were created by the Center for Health Disparities Innovations and Studies for various educational and training purposes.


 Cultural Competence

  •  Domestic ViolenceExpand dropdown
    Cultural Competency and Domestic Violence [PDF] 

    Presentation Overview: 

    1. Domestic Violence: Signs and Symptoms 
    2. Intimate Partner Violence Among South Asian Women and Cultural Competency 
    3. Administration of Danger Assessment Tool 
    4. Risks for Homicide: Signs and Symptoms 
    5. Safety Planning 
  • Human Trafficking Expand dropdown

    Human Trafficking: Cultural Competence and Meeting the Needs of Victims [PDF]

    Presentation Overview: 

    1. Define human trafficking (HT)
    2. Describing the elements of HT
    3. Identify the different forms of HT 
    4. Red flags of HT 
    5. Impact of HT on the victims
    6. Key components that organizations use to create a culturally competent organization
    7. How individuals and organization deliver culturally competent service to the trafficked victims 

Health and Wellness 

  • Breast Health Education and Early Detection in PhilippinesExpand dropdown

    Breast Health Education and Early Detection in Philippines [PDF] 

    Presentation Overview:

    1. Understand relevant statistics on Cancer in the Philippines 
    2. Identify important breast health messages to be delivered to women in the Philippines 
    3. Identify effective strategies for implementation 
  • Influenza and the Flu Vaccine Expand dropdown

    The CHDIS team developed a video message that provides information on what you need to know about influenza and flu vaccine.

  • Flu and Flu Vaccine Trusted Messenger Training Expand dropdown

    This event was focused on training community members as trusted messengers for the flu and flu vaccine. Trusted messengers were supplied with accurate information on the flu and flu vaccine and given an opportunity to practice conversations were the other party may not have a good understanding of the flu and flu vaccine. The learning objectives for this training were: 

    1. Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of influenza (flu)
    2. Identity the signs and symptoms of the flu
    3. Differentiate between the flu and COVID-19
    4. Explain common myths about the flu and the flu vaccine
    5. Identify how to diagnose a flu
    6. Demonstrate flu prevention strategies
    7. Describe non-pharmacological and medical treatments for the flu

    A recording of this training can be found on the CHDIS YouTube playlist.  

  •  Senior Wellness Initiative (IPE)Expand dropdown

     This IPE event is a collaboration between the CHDIS, Exercise Science, and the School of Nursing. The program includes physical activity demonstration, exercise and health presentations and health screening will be conducted on October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the North Detroit Islamic Center Auditorium. Health presentations will focus on the physical health of older Bangladeshi Americans.

Walk Audits

  • Virtual Walk Audits  Expand dropdown
     In September of 2020 the CHDIS team completed a virtual walk audit using the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit. This walk audit was completed with the help of community volunteers and due to the COVID-19 outbreak, was completed virtually. To aid in the completion of this walk audit the CHDIS team created a video tutorial  that explains the process of walk audits and how to appropriately use the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit.

Webinar's and Town-Halls

  •  Back to School Essential Town-HallExpand dropdown

    On September 26th, 2020 the CHDIS team and several co-sponsors hosted the Back to School Essential Town-Hall to address anti-Asian rhetoric due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This event aimed to provide students, parents, teachers and many others with strategies in addressing racism and hate incidents. In addition, mental health clinicians provided information on signs of mental illness, mental health First Aid and how adults can help. This event was recorded and is available on YouTube. 

  •  Your Voice Matters Town-HallExpand dropdown

     On June 13th, 2020 the CHDIS team and several sponsors hosted a virtual town hall to address issues brought to light by the COVID-19 outbreak. Speakers addressed anti-Asian racism, economic impact, the reopening of Michigan, and community and mental health. This event was recorded and is available on YouTube