We are advancing health and wellness in our communities by prioritizing Health Equity.  Presbyterian team members can learn more about our commitment to more equitable practices by visiting the Health Equity page on PresNet. Community members and partners can learn more about our dedication to advance health equity on the Presbyterian website.

Presbyterian is committed to an inclusive and equitable environment that reflects the diversity of our community. We seek to learn from all perspectives as we provide affordable, accessible and culturally appropriate healthcare and champion health equity for our New Mexico communities. 

Join our Health Equity Training Courses to explore related topics, including how to identify health inequities, the importance of cultural sensitivity, effective cross-cultural communication, eliminating racism and other forms of oppression and trauma-informed care. Courses are open to Presbyterian employees and community partners. 

For this year's Health Equity series, all sessions will be held virtually. Although registration is required, there are no registration deadlines. Visit the Course Descriptions page or click on the course title to view details. Please email the Health Equity team at healthequitycurriculum@phs.org if you have questions or need assistance. 

Health Equity Training Videos

Domestic Violence 101 training, facilitated by our partners at Esperanza Shelter, provides information on how to support patients who may be experiencing domestic or interpersonal violence. Viewers will learn the basics about domestic abuse and its various forms, the cycle of abuse, how to be trauma-informed when supporting this demographic and the importance of safety planning.

Click HERE to watch the recorded training. Please be sure to take the survey by clicking the link at the end of the video. 

Health Equity Training Courses Schedule

Date:

Title:

Partner:

Time:

Registration:

 

Anti-Ableism in Healthcare Settings

     

July 23

Anti-Ableism in Healthcare Settings

NM LEND

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Coming Soon

 

Harm Reduction

     

June 18

Harm Reduction 201 (Prerequisite: Harm Reduction 101)

Presbyterian Community Health

1 - 2:30

Register Now

 

Mental Health First Aid/Primero Auxilios en Salud Mental (en español)

     

June 13 & 14

Mental Health First Aid (Note: This course is now full. To be added to the waiting list, please email healthequitytraining@phs.org.)

Presbyterian Community Health

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Waiting List

August 12 & 13

Youth Mental Health First Aid Date has been changed! (Note: Course requires special registration. Click the "Register Now" link provided or email healthequitytraining@phs.org. In your email, please provide your name, title and employer. You must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the course.)

Presbyterian Community Health

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Register Now

 

Recognize and Respond

     

July 16

Recognize and Respond

Presbyterian Community Health

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Register Now

September 17

Recognize and Respond

Presbyterian Community Health

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Register Now

 

Stigma Reduction

     

July 10

Stigma Reduction

Serna Solutions

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Transgender Cultural Fluency

     

July 1

Busting the Binary (in the English Language), Part 1

Transgender/Nonbinary Education and Trainings

12 - 1 p.m.

Register Now

July 8

Busting the Binary (in the English Language), Part 2 (Prerequisite: Part 1)

Transgender/Nonbinary Education and Trainings

12 - 1 p.m.

Register Now

July 15

Transgender Cultural Fluency 101

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Register Now

August 29

Transgender Cultural Fluency 201 (Prerequisite: Transgender Cultural Fluency 101)

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

 

Register Now

September 11

Transgender Cultural Fluency 101, Part 1

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

10 - 11 a.m.

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September 18

Transgender Cultural Fluency 101, Part 2 (Prerequisite: Part 1)

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

10 - 11 a.m.

Register Now

September 24

Intersectionality in the Transgender Community

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

3 - 5 p.m.

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October 17

Transgender Cultural Fluency 101

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

3 - 5 p.m.

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October 30

Gender Outside the Binary, Part 1

Transgender/Nonbinary Education and Trainings

12 - 1 p.m.

Register Now

November 6

Gender Outside the Binary, Part 2 (Prerequisite: Part 1)

Transgender/Nonbinary Education and Trainings

12 - 1 p.m.

Register Now

November 11

Transgender Cultural Fluency 201, Part 1 (Prerequisite: Transgender Cultural Fluency 101)

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

4 - 5 p.m.

Register Now

November 18

Transgender Cultural Fluency 201, Part 2 (Prerequisite: Part 1)

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

4 - 5 p.m.

Register Now

December 3

Transgender Cultural Fluency 101, Part 1

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

12 - 1 p.m.

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December 10

Transgender Cultural Fluency 101, Part 2 (Prerequisite: Part 1)

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

12 - 1 p.m.

Register Now

 

Unconscious Bias

     

July 11

Unconscious Bias

Presbyterian Community Health

2 - 4 p.m.

Register Now

Previous Sessions Offered

  • Addressing Trauma, Racism and Bias in Care Pathways
  • Anti-Racism in Perinatal Settings
  • Equitable Practices in Lactation Care
  • Ethics: Multicultural Issues in New Mexico
  • Gender-Affirming Care
  • Hearing Loss and Sensitivity Training for Medical Staff
  • Polysubstance Use

Free LGBTQIA+ Patient-Centered Care Education for Presbyterian Employees

Find your facility ID number here.

Presbyterian proudly offers free educational opportunities to all employees through the Center for Affiliated Learning (CAL) and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center.

The CAL offers a range of free online trainings ranging from basics of LGBTQ patient-centered care to more specialized topics such as serving trans youth. These trainings include both introductory and advanced courses.

  • Security code: HRC

The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center is a program of the Fenway Institute. It provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to healthcare organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective healthcare for LGBTQIA+ people.

Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement (OPRE)

The Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement (OPRE), through the Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD) of the New Mexico Human Services Department, offers a training program for individuals seeking certification as Peer Support Workers.

  • Training requires 40 hours of classroom time over five days and covers topics such as professionalism, ethics, components of recovery and resiliency, mental health and substance use disorders, building communication skills, stress management and supportive housing.
  • The curriculum is structured to train individuals in skills and content universal to peer support services that may arise such as ethics and to provide an understanding of how peer support services are structured in New Mexico.
  • This session will cover the training requirements and discuss CPSW work in the state.

Click here to sign up for the OPRE newsletter and receive the most up-to-date information about training and resources.

Project ECHO Training for Healthcare Professionals and Educators

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center offers no-cost virtual training via Project ECHO to help improve adverse childhood experiences and perinatal health. 

Learn more about the ECHO Model here.

New Mexico Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) ECHO Program 
The ACEs ECHO Program provides training from national experts on how to identify youth with ACEs to prevent substance use, lower the risk of suicide, support mental health diagnoses and treat chronic pain. 

Who can attend?

  • School-based health center clinicians, staff and teachers 
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Primary care providers
  • Community health workers and representatives
  • Any other community practitioner working with youth or patients struggling with opioid use disorder

What is the ACEs ECHO Program virtual training schedule?

  • Second and third Thursdays of the month, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • First Thursday of the month, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Register for upcoming ACEs sessions here.

New Mexico Improving Perinatal Health ECHO Program
The Improving Perinatal Health ECHO Program combats pregnancy-related and neonatal diseases and deaths. In virtual sessions, local and national experts conduct multidisciplinary case discussions and share real examples, providing education and support for those working to improve perinatal outcomes in their local communities.

Who can attend?

  • Physicians and advanced-practice clinicians
  • Midwives and doulas
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Community health workers and peer support specialists
  • Social workers and counselors
  • Community partners

What is the Improving Perinatal Health ECHO Program virtual training schedule?

  • First and third Mondays of the month, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Register for upcoming Improving Perinatal Health sessions here.

What do these ECHO programs provide?

  • The opportunity for continuing education credits (CME/CEU/CE/CPE/CNE/APA/AAPA/ASWB/CHW). 
  • A close community of learners who share best practices and resources that you can use for your clients. 
  • An opportunity to receive input on real patient cases, in a de-identified format, from addiction specialists.
  • Participation in a virtual learning community with access to treatment guidelines, tools. and patient resources.

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