Embedding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) into CPD Instructional Design and Delivery was an interactive workshop held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Over 60 individuals tuned in to the online session which defined health equity, diversity, and inclusion in the context of continuing professional education and provided an opportunity to discuss how to create equitable, accessible, and inclusive learning environments.
Dr. Branka Agic, Howard Fruitman and Asha Maharaj discussed the Health Equity framework developed at CAMH and best practices to embed a health equity lens in all areas.
Approaches presented included:
- considering learner characteristics and learning preferences
- using inclusive language free from bias to create a safe learning environment; and
- creating case studies and scenarios that take health equity and social determinants of health into consideration
Through incorporating these and other best practices into CPD design and development, multiple voices and experiences can be reflected and better align with learners who see scenarios that echo their experiences or highlight experiences that can help to inform their approaches to care.