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RIPRC’s Mental Health Training Series: The Next Step in our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts

October 6, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This is the third training in the RIPRC’s virtual Mental Health Training Series!

Audience: Non-profit staff working on prevention activities.

Goal: Identify a direction, significant steps, and benchmarks for increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion internally and in the prevention services provided.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…
1) Reflect on what equity, diversity, and inclusion means for programmatic activities and organizational efforts.
2) Describe the manifestations of incomplete efforts of inclusion, diversity, and equity at the organizational and service-delivery level.
3) Identify interventions that can help to become a more inclusive, equitable, diverse, and fair team.

Presenter: Arman Lorz, BS
In his role as consultant at JSI, Arman demonstrates a strong history addressing behavioral and mental health, risk and protective factors, trauma-informed approaches, and social determinants within communities of color that shape prevention and treatment strategies. Mr. Lorz has facilitated both in-person and virtual activities with varying demographics, front line staff, funders, governmental employees, community members, and community leaders. His front-line experience working in the non-profit realm provides him with ample understanding of the needs of funders and challenges organizations face. Through his work in various capacities with many federal and local projects, health departments, community-based organizations, and health consultant firms since the early 2000s, Mr. Lorz has been able to explore some of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the current public health environment to address equity, diversity and inclusivity.

“As a Mexican, immigrant, gay man, I have experienced firsthand the stigma associated with immigration and identity. I have also been affected – directly and indirectly – by the lack of culturally appropriate services in the healthcare system. These experiences have built a strong belief in me to advocate and foster equal opportunities for Latino communities to thrive. Today, I’m more excited and committed than ever to continuing working towards healthy environments by bringing equal, bias-free, and accessible opportunities for people of color in our communities and institutions.” – Arman Lorz

To register for this training, click here.


October 6, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm