A Handshake, Not a Handout – How Relationships Support Sustainability AND Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Efforts

december 2023

04dec10:00 am12:00 pmA Handshake, Not a Handout – How Relationships Support Sustainability AND Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Efforts10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Event Details

Session Description

One of the greatest mistakes coalitions can make is to not plan for existence beyond grants. The very term sustainability planning can bring even the most experienced preventionists anxiety and stress as we are all asked to do more with less. When communities ensure that efforts are not only best practices, but also culturally relevant, they are in a better position to meaningfully engage the populations they are working to support and strengthen their ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. From programs to people, identifying what needs to be sustained can help drive action plans, diversify funding portfolios, make the most of in-kind donations, address disparities, support health equity, and move the community to invest in your mission. Attend this session to learn about why relationships are so important to sustainability, how to integrate DEI into daily activities, the benefits of ‘friendraising’, and walk away with the skills, knowledge, and increased confidence to keep your coalition thriving, not just surviving!

About the Speaker

Melissa Moore has worked in Public Health for over 20 years, leading substance abuse prevention and coalition efforts in multiple diverse communities. Emphasizing the need to go beyond education to address the factors that contribute to substance abuse, Ms. Moore has helped lead assessment, planning, implementation and grant writing efforts to transform the way communities tackle this daunting burden. An expert in engagement and communication, Ms. Moore is always looking for opportunities to take great ideas and move them into tangible actions answering the age-old question…We recognize this is an issue, now what can we do about it?

This training is part of a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Series hosted by the Regional Prevention Coordinators. Learn more or register for other trainings in this series at mnprc.org/trainings.


(Monday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm