Signed in as:
WE ENVISION A WORLD OF HEALTH EQUITY FOR LATINO, BLACK and INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES. WE ARE DEDICATED TO ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITIES IN EFFORTS THAT ADVANCE HEALTH EQUITY THROUGH RESEARCH, EDUCATION and SOCIAL ACTION.
We are aware that centering Latino, Black and Indigenous communities in public health can perpetuate common practices that have historically fostered health and social disparities across all populations.
As members of the named communities, through our mission, vision and values, we uphold our duty to beloved community. It is our ethical responsibility to uplift their narratives and leverage a public health toolkit that centers communities, uplifts emerging leaders, and innovates solutions for social impact, bringing us closer to closing gaps in racial health equity.
Prospera strives for inclusion, welcoming all identities, appreciating diverse perspectives and respecting individual values and convictions. Our intention is to amplify marginalized issues to further a public health discourse, not dominate it.
For our neighboring communities who share common values and lived experiences: we see you, we honor you, and we thank you for your contributions - you too are part of our story.
We will share power with community stakeholders - engaging them in programs, research, conversations and social action strategies. We will curate information for communities by communities, providing culturally relevant tools complementing existing community benefits.
We will intentionally reinvest into communities and emerging leaders to produce sustainable health equity approaches, fostering trust, centering social justice principles and placing community where they deserve to be - at the center of our mission.
Cultural Humility & Agility
We will approach our work with humility, understanding that our target communities are a rich resource. We will adjust and grow beside our partners and co-creators' work, actively practicing introspection and learning from community members.
We will always hold the best interests of Latino, Black and Indigenous communities members while not distancing ourselves from historical patterns that have fostered health inequality.
Learn more about our journey and how we arrived at applying ethical reasoning to public health problems.
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Prospera Institute, Boston, humbly acknowledges that the places where we eat, sleep, pray and work sits within the traditional, ancestral and stolen land of the Massachusetts Ponkapoag /ˈpɒŋkəpɔːɡ, tribe whose name was appropriated by this Commonwealth. We continue to survive honoring the elders through cultural practices; expressive arts ie.“areytos”/storytelling, prayer, reflection thus resisting systemic oppression and reclaiming liberation in public health and social practices.
YOU, TOO, CAN TACKLE HEALTH EQUITY THROUGH SOCIAL ACTION.
Your generous support and contributions enable us to fulfill our mission and meet our strategic priorities.
We thank you for your support.