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RHEC X CHW Listserv

posted Feb 20, 2018, 3:22 PM by Tech Support

Thank you for your patience as we work hard to develop the CHW Listserv. We look forward to this resource supporting you in fostering collaboration and in disseminating information regarding community health work in Region X. Stay tuned for updates on the listserv’s launch soon; in the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your continued support.

ASTHO Webinar: Integrating Health Equity into Funding Opportunity Announcements

posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:19 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 7:19 AM ]

Date: Tuesday, February 20 
Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m. EST 

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), with support from the HHS Office of Minority Health, will host a webinar for public health professionals involved in programming to advance health equity or in the grant-making process based on its guide for integrating health equity language into funding announcements. 

Objectives for this webinar are to: 
  • Describe federal leadership on state/regional health equity initiatives; 
  • Provide specific examples of how a state health agency has incorporated health equity language into its funding announcements; and 
  • Describe the new tool for health equity developed by ASTHO and the HHS Office of Minority Health. 
For more information and to register:

Abstracts Sought by January 12 for Atlanta BRFSS Training Workshop

posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:52 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 9:52 AM ]

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Conference Committee is encouraging the submission of abstracts for a presentation or poster for the BRFSS Training Workshop, April 9–13 in Atlanta, Georgia. The submission deadline is Friday, January 12. Notifications of accepted presentations will be sent by Friday, February 16. 

Click on the link below for additional information and abstract guidelines. This is a great opportunity to increase the visibility of the great work that you are doing.

Successful Nutrition Programs for Native American and Pacific Islander Communities 4-Part Webinar Series

posted Sep 23, 2016, 11:30 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:15 AM ]

Don’t miss out on the Successful Nutrition Programs for Native American and Pacific Islander Communities 4-Part Webinar Series hosted by the Western Region Public Health Training Center-Center for Rural Health University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Each session will showcase a program and how that program works, the impact of the program, and tools and skills for participants to implement similar strategies and programs. Register today

The Region X Health Equity Council Releases a Blueprint for Action

posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:56 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:16 AM ]

The Region X Health Equity Council has released a Regional Blueprint for Action. This blueprint illustrates trends in regional data on health disparities and the social determinants of health. Among the trends identified:
  • In Region X, one in four households who speak Spanish or an Asian and Pacific Island language face a significant barrier to health care because English is not their first language.
  • Employment opportunities affect health and health care access among racial and ethnic minority communities in RHEC X. The highest unemployment rate in the region is 20.7 among Alaska Natives.
  • Between 15 and 18 percent of people living in the Region X states are food insecure, without consistent access to adequate food due to lack of money and support services.
As a next step, RHEC members are sharing information from the blueprint with decision makers and professionals in Region X to raise awareness about key health issues and issue a call for action among regional partners. Download the Blueprint for Action below.

Your input is crucial to ensure and improve the quality of our materials! Please click here to give us your feedback.

For additional information on state specific data, please contact JamieLou Delavan at and Benjamin Duncan at

Empowering Community Members to Advance Health Equity: Building Capacity through Innovative Training Models Webinar

posted Sep 19, 2014, 3:23 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:16 AM ]

The Region X Health Equity Council’s (RHEC X) August 20 webinar “Empowering Community Members to Advance Health Equity: Building Capacity through Innovative Training Models,” explored modifications to the community health worker model in Oregon and Idaho that are being undertaken to meet health equity needs of populations in these states. RHEC X RHEC Co-Chair Jamie Lou Delavan, State Minority Health Coordinator & Cultural Liaison at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Ben Duncan, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer of the Multnomah County Health Department led and moderated this webinar. They were joined by Charniece Tisdale, the DELTA Coordinator at the Oregon Health Authority; Sandra Clark, Project Director of Community Health Strategies at Health Share Oregon; and Traci Harrod, Health Advisor Coordinator and Intercultural Consultant at St. Alphonsus Hopsital and Medical Group.

The webinar highlighted Oregon’s ‘Developing Equity Leadership through Training and Action (DELTA) Program,’ - a health equity leadership program that provides training to key health, community, and policy leaders. The webinar also showcased the ‘Idaho Refugee Community Health Advisor Program,’ which trains refugee community members as health navigators by using a culturally-specific and trauma sensitive approach to ensure that the refugee communities in Idaho are thoughtfully engaged by the health care community. Participants learned about the origin and premise of these programs, and strategies for identifying similar opportunities to promote equity in other communities.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here:

The Affordable Care Act Resource Kit

posted Feb 24, 2014, 4:18 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:17 AM ]

The Affordable Care Act Resource Kit has been developed to guide activities that will improve opportunities for health care access and coverage as part of efforts by the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The main audience for this Kit is NPA partners, Regional Health Equity Councils, and other affiliate organizations interested in conducting ACA outreach and facilitating enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces. The Kit provides basic information and a directory of links to resources that may be referenced or distributed during conferences, trainings, project planning and community events.

The NPA Fall 2013 Newsletter

posted Feb 13, 2014, 8:45 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:17 AM ]

The Region X RHEC has been actively promoting health equity throughout the region. Learn more about our activities and find out what's been happening across the country in the NPA Fall 2013 Newsletter.

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