Monthly NPA e-Letter August 2017

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August 2017 Issue


Patricia Canessa Appointed to American Public Health Association Committee
Join us as we congratulate Great Lakes Regional Health Equity Council member Patricia Canessa on her appointment by the president and leadership of the American Public Health Association (APHA) to the association’s Committee on Health Equity.

Call for Membership Application for the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council
The deadline to submit an application to become a member of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council is September 4. The Heartland Regional Health Equity Council is seeking members from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska who are dedicated to addressing health disparities in the region.

Southwest Regional Health Equity Council Releases Regional Newsletter
The SWRHEC released a regional newsletter that highlights events and initiatives taking place around Region VI. The newsletter includes information on workshops, events, and publications in the region. Region VI encompasses Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council Submits Book Proposal
RHEC IX submitted a proposal to Springer Publishing for a handbook on health and healthcare disparities. The handbook will include contributions from several RHECs. Visit the RHEC IX site to learn more about the RHEC’s priority areas and to get updates on the proposal.


Coming soon:

Southeastern Health Equity Council will release a white paper that defines cultural competent care and how health professionals can reduce health disparities and promote health equity by valuing diversity and institutionalizing cultural knowledge.

Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council's Behavioral Health Caucus will release a review of the California Reducing Disparities Project Reports that focus on behavioral health disparities experienced by various underserved communities in California.

NPA Blog

Unintentional Injuries: Leading Cause of Death for American Indians and Alaska Natives Among the myriad challenges faced by American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), unintentional injuries remains one of the leading causes of death. A number of factors may explain why this is the case. This blog addresses the greater challenge of how to reduce unintended deaths and injuries among AI/ANs.

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


Register for the 4th Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference held on October 12th
The purpose of the conference is to build bridges between communities by bringing 350 health equity professionals together around research, clinical, prevention, and policy – both within Arizona and also aligned with national efforts.

Find more events in the RHEC Events Calendar .


Watch the Southeastern Regional Health Equity Council Mass Incarceration Webinar
This webinar from July 25 focuses on the overrepresentation of individuals with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system and the myriad economic, social, and cultural factors contributing to this reality. The roles of diverse stakeholders in effective decision-making as it relates to corrections and reentry are also covered. 

Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council Cultural Competency Webinar Now Available
Learn more about tribal communities and how to best serve American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) by watching Independent Senior Strategist and Tribal Health Consultant Tom Anderson’s July 31 presentation on the diversity of existing health care in Indian Country and the wide and varying differences in tribal health perspectives and cultures of health.­­­­

NPA Newsletter Highlights

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Report Cites The NPA 
The RWJF released a report titled What is Health Equity? And What Difference Does a Definition Make? that cited the NPA and Federal Interagency Health Equity Team’s Data Compendium.

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  • HHS: Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34). Deadline is January 07, 2018  Learn more.

Check here for more funding opportunities.


Hidden Treasures: The Mid-Atlantic RHEC Recognizes Non-Traditional Partners in Health

Heartland Regional Health Equity Council Releases a Health Equity Resource Guide

NPA Digital Stories