In the Spotlight
In the Spotlight
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.
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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.
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The Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (Heartland RHEC) Hosted a Heart Disease Disparities Webinar
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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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The Heartland RHEC is pleased to release a new factsheet, Health Insurance FAQs for Small Business Owners in the Heartland. This factsheet covers questions that many small businesses owners have regarding coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as a glossary of common terms. The RHEC has also included resources for each state in the Heartland RHEC footprint, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. Please feel free to download the factsheet below and share it with any small businesses that might have questions regarding the ACA!
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