Monthly NPA e-Letter December 2016

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December 2016 Issue:


There is Still Time to Apply to the Great Lakes Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC V)

RHEC V seeks to fill one or more vacancies in each of the six states in the region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). RHEC V plays a critical role in coordinating and enhancing state and local efforts to address health disparities and the social determinants of health (SDOH) at the regional level. Apply by December 27.

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 and national Native American and American urban Indian organizations and health professions such as community health workers, public health and allied health professionals.

Region II Health Equity Council (RHEC II) To Host Open House Webinar for Potential Members

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at 11 am EST for anyone interested in learning more about RHEC II and becoming a member. RHEC II represents New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. RHEC II maintains a diverse membership representing several sectors such as state government, academia/higher education, health care delivery, private sectors, and civic/non-profit.


Region II Health Equity Council (RHEC II) Releases Report on U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Health Data Infrastructure

USVI health data infrastructure is the least developed in Region II. Region II includes the states of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the USVI. Get the details on the implications in the RHEC II report.  

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Southeastern Health Equity Council: Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA, and Youth Groups

 The SHEC released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC has been hosting a series of webinars in various regions of the country.  The latest webinar will take place on Jan. 18 at 2pm EST and will focus on mental health and various ethnic groups; LGBTQIA and youth communities.

New England RHEC’s Webinar on Rhode Island's Approach to Youth Workforce Development Webinar

 NERHEC is hosting a webinar on Jan. 23 at 1 pm EST for at Roger Williams University (RI) to present its Community Development Program. The webinar will focus on workforce development for youth of color, that is rooted in educational opportunities and career exploration/exposure, both of which result in healthy outcomes.

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Affordable Care Act Messaging for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) 2016-2017 Career Fair Calendar

Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) Compendium