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Domain 3: Establishing Equitable Approaches for Inclusive Wellness Practices

Establishing Equitable Approaches
for Inclusive Wellness Practices

Course Description
Gain knowledge and skills to promote inclusive, multidimensional wellness, including strategies for enhancing emotional intelligence and cultural humility to minimize the effects of bias. You will engage in interactive learning to increase competence around social determinants of health, health equity, bias, and privilege to promote intentional multidimensional wellness approaches for individuals, groups, and communities.
Competencies & Learning Objectives
This course supports the following competencies within the “Inclusive & Responsive Practices" domain of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model:
    • Practice self-awareness and self-regulation to minimize the effects of personal biases in working with diverse individuals and groups.
    • Practice multicultural competence, recognizing the dynamics of oppression and privilege on an individual's lived experiences.
    • Demonstrate compassion, integrity, and respect for diverse individuals and groups, including but not limited to diversity in sex, age, culture, race, ethnicity, disabilities, body-size, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and gender identity.
Following his course, you will be able to:
    • Understand elements of emotional intelligence.
    • Identify tools for assessment of personal bias.
    • Use evidence-based resources to identify personal biases.
    • Compare and contrast characteristics and/or uses of self-awareness and self-regulation practices.
    • Describe how self-regulation can be used to minimize the effects of personal biases.
    • Differentiate between equality and equity.
    • Provide a detailed example of how a professional can integrate emotional intelligence, cultural humility, and health equity strategies into wellness practice.
    • Explain how addressing systemic barriers can help move toward equity.
    • Define intersectionality.
    • List ways an individual’s privilege play a role in personal wellness.
    • Identify ways in which unconscious bias can negatively impact an individual’s wellness.
    • Explain the importance of sensitivity for various aspects of an individual’s identity as a wellness promotion professional.
    • Describe how principles of cultural humility and equity play a role in demonstrating compassion, integrity, and respect for diverse individuals and groups.
Content Developer: Rikkisha Gilmore-Byrd, DrPH, CWP
Dr. Rikkisha Gilmore-Byrd has focused her work on diversity, equity, and inclusion in health, wellness and life. Certified as a health coach and life coach, Rikki enjoys coaching people to become their best iteration of themselves. She is currently the Dean of The School of Education, The School of Justice Studies and Human Services programs at Rasmussen University. Rikki is passionate about supporting people to become the best version of themselves on their health and wellness journey. She has worked in various health and human services, beginning as a Medical Assistant. Dr. Rikki Byrd earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Services/Counseling, a Master of Public Health Degree and a Doctor of Public Health focused on improving health communication through cultural humility to improve health equity with vulnerable populations.

This course was developed through a collaboration between
National Wellness Institute and Butler's Division of Professional Studies.