November's CETR Journal Club: Promoting Scholarship & Building Community

  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Online Via Zoom

We are excited to continue our CETR Journal Club in November with Drs. Meghan Blaskowitz, Amy Mattila and Ann Stuart from the Department of Occupational Therapy.

Today's global communities face complex, contemporary public health problems including high COVID-19 rates; economic, educational and health disparities; systemic racism and discrimination; and more. Simultaneously, the US population is shifting rapidly to be more racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse. Unfortunately, this diversity is not reflected among professionals who serve communities and populations, and few academic programs focus on preparing students for population-level intervention. This perpetuates disparities among minoritized populations.

How do we prepare students to effectively support diverse communities? This session will present a journal article that details the Occupational Therapy Department's efforts to design a curriculum aimed at increasing students' civic competence and engagement through intentional coursework and a wide range of community-engaged learning experiences. This curricular design was supported by a CETR Community-Engaged Pathways Grant. Presenters will provide a brief overview of their article, "Meeting Vision 2025: Enhancing Civic Competency, Attitudes, and Engagement Among Occupational Therapy Students," and then foster a discussion with faculty and staff participants on how they prepare their students to serve communities and populations.

To register, please click here.