Monthly NPA e-Letter September 2017

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National Partnership For Action Monthly NPA Digest Bulletin

September 2017 Issue


Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council’s (RHEC III) Health Equity Hero Award

RHEC III has opened nominations for its 2017 Health Equity Hero Award. The award recognizes the exemplary achievement of individuals in Region III who support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity. If you would like to nominate someone, you can do so until October 6, 2017.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC III) Seeks New Members

RHEC III would like to fill one or more vacancies in each of the six states in the region: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia who are dedicated to addressing health disparities in the region. The deadline to submit an application to become a member of RHEC III is October 6, 2017.

There is Still Time to Apply to the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC VII)

RHEC VII would like to fill one or more vacancies in each of the four states in the region: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. RHEC VII plays a critical role in coordinating and enhancing state and local efforts to address health disparities and the social determinants of health at the regional level. Apply by October 9, 2017.

Stay up to date on the latest NPA and RHEC news by following the Regional Health Equity Councils I-X on Facebook and on Twitter @allRHEC!


September 15—October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The following RHEC Fact Sheets address health and health disparities in the Latino/Hispanic community:

Mountain States RHEC Fact Sheet on “Education and Health” and “Housing and Health”

NPA Blog

Closing the Gap on Cardiovascular Disease among African Americans

In the latest NPA Blog, Dr. Andrew K. Sanderson II discusses cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African Americans and the impact of social determinants of health, health behaviors, access to timely health care and genetics on the prevalence of CVD.

Did you miss an NPA Blog by an RHEC member? Find them in the recent announcements.


Oct.  27 – 28: Mayo Clinic Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare Conference 2017

This two-day conference will feature keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, and experiential workshops. Participants will examine their own knowledge and beliefs on diversity and inclusion and gain insights into the rationale and importance of creating a culture of inclusion for employees and patients.  

Find more events in the RHEC Events Calendar .


Did you miss the latest webinar? View it here:

Project Venture – Positive Youth Development for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

NPA Newsletter Highlights

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  • The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Charitable Giving Program is actively seeking grant proposals supporting Native health initiatives throughout the United States. Proposals are reviewed quarterly.  Learn more.

Check here for more funding opportunities.


Find the Latest Health Disparities Data with the New Healthy People 2020 Widget!

The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs).