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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 Feb 28, 2017, 5:56 AM ]

The deadline to submit an application to become a member of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council is September 2, 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. 

The Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) Releases an Environmental Scan Addendum Identifying Heart Disease Disparities among Different Population Groups in Region VII

posted Apr 29, 2016, 4:59 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:57 AM ]

Building on its 2014 Regional Environmental Scan, the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (Region VII) released an Addendum: Heart Disease Disparities Report, April 2016. The Heartland RHEC established heart disease as a priority area for 2015 because it is one of the leading causes of death for minority populations in the region, which comprises Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The addendum provides an overview of demographics and heart disease disparities in these four states. It also identifies national and state initiatives promoting heart disease in Region VII, as well as provides readers next steps that can be taken to assist in combating heart disease.

NPA Blog: Achieving Health Equity and Longevity for Men in Communities of Color by Bobie Williams

posted Apr 26, 2016, 7:14 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:57 AM ]

Bobie Williams discusses the outreach efforts in the Men’s Health Program in the Health Promotion, Education and Marketing division of the St. Louis Department of Health and how they utilize a collective impact approach to successfully conduct community outreach. To view/download the full article please see below.

The Heartland RHEC: ACA Frequently Asked Questions for the General Public

posted Feb 18, 2016, 7:51 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:57 AM ]

The Heartland Regional Health Equity Council has released a new fact sheet, The Heartland RHEC: ACA Frequently Asked Questions for the General Public. The fact sheet is geared towards the general public and it addresses the types of coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act, including income guidelines, prevention services, coverage for individuals under the age of 26 with families and penalties incurred for not having coverage. The fact sheet also provides a glossary and link to accessing additional resources Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. To view/download the fact sheet, please see below.

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