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ASTHO Webinar: Integrating Health Equity into Funding Opportunity Announcements

posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:15 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 7:16 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: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=ld5wli570ckc&campaign=3214jsngdwuc

MOA: Heartland RHEC and Wichita State University College of Health Professions

posted Jan 9, 2018, 12:11 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 12:27 PM ]

Heartland RHEC and the Wichita State University College of Health Professions have executed a memorandum of affiliation (MOA) with the goal of developing and implementing experiential, health equity-related activities for WSU CHP students that support the RHECs efforts in Region VII.

Read the MOA below for more details.

Abstracts Sought by January 12 for Atlanta BRFSS Training Workshop

posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:50 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 9:50 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. 

https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/factsheets/pdf/CallforAbstractsCleared4WebPg.pdf

Heartland Regional Health Council (RHEC VII) Signs MOU With The HRSA Region VII Midwestern Public Health Training Center

posted May 31, 2017, 11:40 AM by Tech Support   [ updated May 31, 2017, 11:40 AM ]

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between RHEC VII and the HRSA Region VII Midwestern Public Health Training Center (Region VII MPHTC) at the University of Iowa College of Public Health was recently signed. The goal of the collaboration is to address health disparities across Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska).

The Region VII MPHTC, is one of ten regional public health training centers, 39 local performance sites and a national coordinating center all funded by the HRSA. The overall goal of the Region VII MPHTC is to ensure the current and emerging public health workforce has the knowledge, skills and abilities to address the public health challenges of the 21st Century.

The collaboration will center around identifying workforce training and education needs and developing and implementing strategies to address the needs in Region VII.

Read the MOU for more details below

Heartland RHEC Releases Health Equity Resource Guide

posted Apr 4, 2017, 9:39 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 10:13 AM ]

As part of its efforts to educate and to enhanced the understanding of health equity and health disparities, the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council’s Health Equity Committee developed a Health Equity Resource Guide that contains articles, publications, training materials that include webinars and other resources aimed at facilitating change.


Download/view from below.

The Heartland RHEC Releases Fact Sheet on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

posted Jan 31, 2017, 2:09 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:56 AM ]

The Heartland RHEC shares data on the impact of the ACA on minority populations, the National Health Service Corps and also touches on navigators and financial assistance.

View/download the fact sheet below.

The Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (Heartland RHEC) Hosted a Heart Disease Disparities Webinar

posted Nov 29, 2016, 1:07 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:56 AM ]

The Heartland RHEC hosted the webinar on Nov. 17, 2016 to inform stakeholders about heart disease disparities in Region VII. Region VII encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. During this webinar, speakers provided the following:
  1. An overview of the Region VII Heart Disease Disparities Report;
  2. Highlights from data experts regarding heart disease disparities among minority populations for each of the four states in Region VII;
  3. An overview of heart disease disparities data for Region VII; and
  4. Information for those interested in lowering heart disease rates among racial and ethnic populations in Region VII.

Heart Disease Disparities Webinar 11/17/16


Call for Membership Application for the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council

posted Jul 14, 2016, 10:33 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 6:28 AM ]

The deadline to submit an application to become a member of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council is October 9, 2016. The Heartland Regional Health Equity Council is seeking energetic and proactive members from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. To submit your application, please click here.

Heartland RHEC Repository of CLAS Standards Training Materials

posted Jul 13, 2016, 11:11 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:57 AM ]

As part of its efforts to provide transcultural training for providers and health equity stakeholders, the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council’s CLAS Committee developed a CLAS Repository that contains training materials that include webinars and other resources. Please click here to view the CLAS Repository.

NPA Blog: Mapping Assets to Improve Community Health by Nikki Keene Woods

posted Jun 7, 2016, 10:56 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:57 AM ]

Nikki Keene Woods (Heartland Regional Health Equity Council) discusses how GIS mapping technology can be used to create community asset maps that reveal relationships and patterns in communities and to improve health equity by identifying the positive attributes in one area that can be replicated in other areas with a deficit. 

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