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Date & Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2023 @ 1pm (Eastern Time)

Topic: Building a Culture of Equity in Suicide Prevention

Equity has become a major topic of discussion of late, but without intentionality, equity can become nothing more than a trendy topic. There are unique challenges faced by historically marginalized communities as it pertains to suicide prevention. Discuss the importance of embedding equity into the work of suicide prevention, including defining the objective, identifying the essential elements, and exploring the challenges and pitfalls in applying the “lens of equity” both within an organization and within a system. 

Presenter: Victor Armstrong, MSW

Victor Armstrong serves as Chief Diversity Officer of RI International. Prior to this role Victor served as North Carolina DHHS Chief Health Equity Officer, with responsibility for leading the overarching strategy and operational goals to promote health equity, diversity, and inclusion across all the agency’s health and human services.