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"We are Determined to Be": Making the Invisible Visible in Black Mental Health (On-Demand) is a Course

"We are Determined to Be": Making the Invisible Visible in Black Mental Health (On-Demand)



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Note: Course content is available for free and continuing education credits are offered for a $3 fee. If desired, you will be asked to pay the fee upon completion of the course material.

This webcast features the keynote session from the 31st Annual Health Equity Conference organized by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Featuring Dr. Shawn CT Jones, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, who will discuss historical and contemporary trends in Black mental health. Dr. Jones endeavors to impact the psychosocial wellbeing of Black youth and their families by: a) exploring mechanisms undergirding culturally-relevant protective and promotive factors; b) translating basic research into interventions that harness the unique strengths of the Black experience; and c) disseminating this research to be consumed, critiqued and enhanced by the communities the work intends to serve.


Public health professionals including nurses, health educators, and others in the allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe mental health in African American communities as a public health issue (CHES Area of Responsibility 1.4.2)
  • Identify approaches to support African Americans' mental health (2.3.7)
  • Recognize research trends related to mental health among African Americans (1.4.2)

Continuing Education Credit

1.0 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


This webcast was a collaboration of the Michigan Public Health Training Center and PHSAD at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

This webcast is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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