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Denise Evans

, TRHT Leadership Team

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Ms. Evans is a trained facilitator, public health educator, and Truth Racial Healing Transformation (TRHT) Racial Healing Circles lead trainer and practitioner. She is certified in the areas of implicit bias and cultural intelligence – with decades of specialized training in health equity and social justice, community organizing and Technologies of Participation facilitation. Denise is a content expert for the National Healthy Start Association, the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality, the National Association of County & City Health Officials and state and local health departments on issues of equity, justice, bias, anti-oppression, belonging and inclusion.

For the past 20 years, she has worked diligently to join community organizers, faith-based organizations and public health professionals together to disrupt systems of power and oppression in order to help build a more equitable future for those living in our nation’s most vulnerable communities. Ms. Evans is the lead equity and implicit bias trainer for Affiliated Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Network - the largest OB/GYN residency program in the United States. She developed a six-unit module to enhance their early learning experiences that help prepare residents for practice. Denise served on the Governor Whitmer’s combined taskforce with LARA to develop the implicit bias requirements for Michigan.

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