Monthly NPA e-Letter September 2016

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Region VIII Announces New Members

The Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) is pleased to announce its newest members. Please join us in welcoming Jason Baldes and Dee Le Beau-Hein to the council.

Region IX Announces New Members

The Pacific Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (PSWRHEC) is pleased to announce its newest members. Please join us in welcoming Chara Chamie; Gail E. Emrick; Lisa-Marie Jones; Teresa Peña; Raenika Ashley Butler; April A. Fernández; JR Fujita; Brittnee Gauthier (Intern); Andrew Makoto Subica; Teresa Peña; Daphyne Watson; Francyne Wase-Jacklick; Mele A. Look; Erika R. Marquez and Francisco S. Santos Sy.


Health Care Coverage Expansion in the Mountain States Region: Implications for Health Outcomes

A new report from the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council covers health care coverage trends in Region VIII states: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Find out what this means for individuals in Region VIII and for recommended interventions.

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New England RHEC (Region I) Report Sets Baseline on Health Disparities in Region, Highlights the Plight of Disabled Population by Dr. Charles Drum

This report, which documents the prevalence of health disparities experienced by adult racial and ethnic minorities and adults with disabilities, provides a regional and state-by-state snapshot of health inequities.

HIV/AIDS Among Black Women and Girls: Understanding the Context of Their Lives to Provide Effective Interventions by Dr. Ivy Turnbull

The National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network is a coalition of HIV + and - black women and girls who came together to provide a voice and representation for black women with HIV/AIDS. Learn about their recommendations to health officials and leadership in local, state and federal government to address this public health crisis.



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Achieving Health Equity – One Policy at a Time

Register today for the September 22 webinar that discusses efforts by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to apply a health equity lens to proposed state legislation. The DOH embedded health equity considerations into decision-making processes across a broad array of sectors.

SHEC Hosted a Webinar on Immigrants and Refugees

Catch up on the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) July 28 webinar that highlighted the Center for Pan Asian Community Services and its work with immigrants and refugees in the AAPI community in Georgia. The webinar is part of a series that the SHEC is hosting in various regions of the country as a follow-up to it’s Cultural Competency Resource Guide.    

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  • HHS/NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI): Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01) Research Project Grant. Deadline for letter of intent (LOI)  is September 21, 2016. Learn more.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Assists universities and colleges in their efforts to increase the numbers of students matriculating into and completing degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Deadline is October 14, 2016. Learn more
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities: Engaging Youth and Young Adults from Health Disparity Populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade (R01). LOI due November 7, 2016. Learn more.

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