Trauma-informed approach can achieve health equity

Leaders should use a trauma-informed approach to make the individual and structural changes necessary to create a culture free of racism and focused on equity, according to a Campaign for Action blog. The author, Rana Halabi Najjar, PhD, RN, an associate professor of nursing at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing at Monmouth, noted a trauma-informed “program, system or organization realizes the impact of trauma, recognizes signs and symptoms of trauma within oneself and others, responds by making changes to policies, procedures and practices, and actively resists re-traumatization,” she writes. (Campaign for Action blog, 1/25/23)