Monthly NPA e-Letter November 2016

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National Partnership For Action Monthly NPA Digest Bulletin

November 2016 Issue:


One More Day to Nominate an Oral Health Equity Hero

The Oral Health Cross RHEC Workgroup is accepting nominations until November 16 for the Oral Health Equity Hero Award. The award will honor the exemplary achievements of individuals and/or organizations supporting community efforts to promote oral health equity and eliminate oral health disparities. Nominate someone today!


The American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) NPA Caucus is Seeking New Members

The AI/AN NPA Caucus is seeking proactive members whose work and expertise fall under sectors such as: tribal governments and organizations representing health, education, economic/ community development and environment; regional, national Native and urban Indian organizations and health professions such as community health workers, public health and allied health professionals.


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 recommended interventions.

NPA Blog

Read the Latest NPA Blog:

Barbara Petee discusses the Root Cause Coalition and its efforts to address the root causes of health disparities by focusing on hunger and other social determinants to reverse the epidemic of preventable health conditions.

Did you miss an NPA Blog by an RHEC member? Find it in our Recent Announcements.


RHEC II Hosted the Fourth Annual Work-Able Summer Health Institute

The fourth annual Work-Able Summer Health Institute, in collaboration with the Regional II Health Equity Council (RHEC II), was hosted this summer on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The three-week life skills, employability skills, and career exploration program encouraged youth to explore health and health careers. 



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Register For the Heartland RHEC’s November 17 Heart Disparities Webinar

Don’t miss the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (Heartland RHEC) November 17 webinar on heart disease disparities in Region VII. The webinar will include highlights from data experts regarding heart disease disparities among minority populations in Region VII. Region VII encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

SHEC Hosts Three Cultural Competency Webinars

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) hosted a three-part webinar series in various regions of the country as a follow-up to its Cultural Competency Resource Guide. The webinars focus on cultural competency themes.

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  • RFA-DA-17-014  HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and ARC: HIV, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States: Building Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control (UG3/UH3) Exploratory/Developmental Phased Award Cooperative Agreement. Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is December 10, 2016. Learn more

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The following is a list of RHEC resources on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Affordable Care Act is Law (In English and Spanish)

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Talking Points (In English and Spanish)

SHEC ACA Resources 2016 for the General Public, AI/AN Populations and Georgia Residents