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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: http://youtu.be/5cNWaRPoSgM