At The Ecwiti Group, we understand that we live in a world with very diverse populations of people.  These diverse populations contain subset populations with unique characteristics that distinguishes them from all other populations of people. The Ecwiti Group embraces these unique characteristics in our program models.  Our program models employs these unique characteristics to develop innovative strategies when addressing the unique socioeconomic needs of diverse communities and improving health outcomes.

During/Post COVID Community Response Project

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Historically, minorities have always been marginalized. The COVID pandemic has magnified these inequities with more barriers. The lifestyle of disabled minorities’ are more inhabited by COVID because they are experiencing disparities that go unseen and unheard to most people.

Goals:

• Identify targeted disparities experienced by disabled minorities
• Assess and provide resources for systemic change
• Empower disabled minorities to be inclusive in their decision making process by      identifying resources to eliminate their barriers.

Medical and Mental Health Cultural Sensitivity Training
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As our society becomes more diverse and global, it is imperative that medical and mental healthcare professionals provide services that are patient centered and culturally sensitive.  Statistics has proven that cultural insensitivity leads to alarming health disparities that are preventable.

 

          The Cultural Competency Training for Medical and Mental Healthcare Professionals provides training in Clinical, Systemic, and Organizational Cultural Competencies to address this need.  The purpose of these trainings is to ultimately eliminate health disparities by improving the quality of care within healthcare systems.

Goals:

  • enhance providers’ cultural sensitivity

  • engage patients as active health partners

Objectives:

  • empower patients to negotiate and integrate culture into health decisions

  • examine the cultural competence of internal policies, protocols, and practices

  • embed cross-cultural representation and practice within your organization

The Center for Disease Control reports that Black Men have the lowest life expectancy, highest dealth rate, and attributes twenty percent of diabetes, forty-four percent of cardiovascular disease, and thirty-six percent of obesity cases to Black Men.  To address this problem, The Ecwiti Group developed  the Black Men Health Navigators’ (BMHN) Initiative.

 

Black Men Health Navigators' purpose is to eliminate the health disparities and inequities experienced by Black men. 

 

Goals:

 

  • Increase awareness of health inequalities and disparities among Black men

  • Improve access to quality healthcare among Black men

  • Prevent diseases among Black men  

 

Objectives

 

  • Black men navigating Black men through the healthcare system

  • Empower Black men to manage their health as part of their overall lifestyle and wellness goals

  • Act as liaisons between Black men and the social service system to address socioeconomic barriers contributing to the  health disparities and inequities among Black men.

  • Performs activities of stakeholders and partners engagement to identify the social capital in the community