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New Training for Health & Human Service Professionals to Improve Outcomes for Black, Indigenous and People of Color Populations

January 28, 2022

Through its System Transformation and Community Investment Program, Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) is partnering with Partners In Community Development (PICD) to offer health and human service professionals training to better serve marginalized populations from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

PICD operates theBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Parents Elevating their voice to Educate and Empower Each other to Eliminate disparities and inequities in services related to the Emotional Health of our Kids (PEEEEEEK) Program. BIPOC PEEEEEEK is a program that serves as an international movement led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color parents and caregivers of children who are receiving mental health services or have identified emotional health conditions but are not linked to care.

The training that will be offered are designed to address health care disparities, improve patient-provider relationships, promote culturally responsive care, and highlight social determinants of health from the lens of a parent/caregiver.

Through a series of professional development educational sessions co-facilitated by parents and caregivers and clinical trainers, the goal is to improve patient-provider relationships, increase provider competencies to successfully engage populations from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to foster a system built for BIPOC children and families that will ultimately improve health outcomes and address disparities.

The training will be offered on the FLPPS Learning Management System (LMS), which provides training, support, and reporting designed to support the learning strategy and training goals of client organizations in the FLPPS region. The FLPPS LMS provides an extensive library of courses in many focus areas including Care Management, Social Determinants of Health, and Behavioral Health. For more information visit, and if you would like to register for this free training, please send an email to [email protected] with your first and last name, email for registration, and include in the subject line “BIPOC Parent Voice.”

“The BIPOC PEEEEEEK program puts parents and caregivers in the driver’s seat in addressing the behavioral health challenges of their children. Sara Taylor’s vision for this unique approach to eliminate disparities and inequities is groundbreaking!FLPPS is proud to partner with PICD to offer this essential training in the Finger Lakes region,” said Carol Tegas, Executive Director of FLPPS.
“I am excited to see ‘equity in action through this partnership with FLPPS, who recognizes the importance of lived experience and elevating the parent and patient voice to bring change across our health and behavioral health systems,”said Sara Taylor, Founder of BIPOC PEEEEEEK.
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