Stigma Facilitator Guide Examples

Stigma Facilitator Guide Examples

As mentioned, this website does not provide step by step guidance on how to specifically have health department Stigma Conversations. Instead it is here to provide tools and resources to have such conversations. The following are example stigma facilitation guides that can be adapted to develop one’s own Stigma Conversation.

  • Harm Reduction Coalition Understanding Drug Related-Stigma: Tools for Better Practice and Social Change - Developed for the New York State AIDS Institute, this half day training will give participants a distinct set of knowledge and skills to help them understand and address drug-related stigma.
  • Health Policy Project Understanding and Challenging HIV and Key Population Stigma And Discrimination - A facilitator’s guide to be used in conducting training workshops and community meetings to raise awareness on stigma and discrimination, advocate for a more inclusive environment, and develop policies to reduce stigma and discrimination in the Caribbean.
  • NMAC HIV/AIDS Stigma and Access to Care - Developed by NMAC, this two-day session is designed to educate service providers about the strategies needed to address HIV/AIDS-related stigma in their communities, explore the impact of HIV/AIDS and offer solutions to overcome challenges. Through this program, NMAC provides organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve organizational capacity to deliver HIV/AIDS education, care and support services.
  • Starbucks The Third Place: Our Commitment, Renewed - In response to an event at a Starbuck’s store in which two Black men were arrested for loitering despite causing no disturbance, Starbucks closed all its U.S. stores for one day to host a cultural sensitivity training. The facilitator guide details the overall outline of the training and includes a discussion guide.
  • University of Alabama Finding Respect and Ending Stigma around HIV (FRESH): An Intervention for Change in Public Health Settings - The manual is designed to guide facilitators through implementation of the stigma workshop. This is a one and a half-day workshop designed to sensitize the participants to HIV-related stigma (anticipated/perceived community/experienced/internalized), and to encourage them to work together to develop a tool designed to increase awareness and reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the wider population of public health and primary healthcare workers in the state.  
  • University of Kansas Community Tool Box – Building Cultural Competence - This toolkit supports organizations in taking action, teaching, and training others in community development. Dive in to find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining efforts.