Region III - Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council 

Mission: To inform and strengthen programs, practices, policies and services that contribute to achieving better health for all within Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia by eliminating health disparities, addressing the determinants of health, and stimulating communities to empower themselves. 

Vision: A nation free of disparities in health and health care. 

Priority Areas: 
  • yNPA: Increase outreach and education in ACA to youth, who attend universities/colleges and those involved in public health 
  • CLAS Standards: Promote utilization and implementation of CLAS Standards 
  • Health Equity in all Policies: Inclusion of Health Equity into all policies 
  • ACA Outreach and Awareness: Promote and Increase education and awareness in ACA
Mid-Atlantic Health Equity Council Health Equity Hero Award Call for Nominations

The nomination period for the Mid-Atlantic Health Equity Council Health Equity Hero Award is now open. This award highlights the exemplary achievement of the individuals that support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity. 

Nominees can be health care providers, advocates, administrators, clinicians or policy makers. Volunteers and individuals that work to improve health equity and whose efforts make a difference in communities are unsung heroes that deserve to be recognized and honored. 

The award ceremony will take place in December. Nominees for the Health Equity Hero Award should demonstrate: 
  1. Excellence and serve as visible leader working in the community to drive change by promoting multi-sector collaboration and ensuring accountability and transparency; 
  2. Commitment to eliminating health disparities by addressing one or more social determinants of health through the use of asset-based and innovative approaches to meet needs and build community; and 
  3. Improvement in the lives or experiences of others that is both measurable and replicable. 
Do you have someone in mind? Completed nominations form before August 31, 2016 by clicking here

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Publications & Resources

Recent Announcements

  • NPA Blog: Health Disparities in Rural Communities of Color by Seneca Bock Seneca Bock discusses the Grand Gathering 2: Health Disparities in Rural Communities of Color conference which took place on June 11, 2016, in Suffolk, VA. The Grand Gathering was created ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 6:17 AM by NPA RHEC
  • Virginia’s Health Opportunity Index Measures Causes and Effects of Health Disparities The Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) has developed an Health Opportunity Index, a composite measure of the social determinants of health, in order to provide a baseline for communities in ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2016, 7:08 AM by NPA RHEC
  • Health Equity Day Set for April 5 Celebrated on April 5, Health Equity Day is an inclusive initiative recognizing and reflecting on the need to achieve health equity in the United States. Taking place during National Minority ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2016, 10:03 AM by NPA RHEC
  • Mid-Atlantic RHEC Hosts HBCU Summit The Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council held an inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Summit on September 16, 2015 in partnership with Office of Minority Health Resource Center ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2016, 6:55 AM by NPA RHEC
  • Mid-Atlantic RHEC Launches a Guide to College and University Student Organizations in the Mid-Atlantic The Mid-Atlantic RHEC has released a new document, College and University Student Organizations Working Towards Better and Healthier Communities. This guide is a resource for any community-based organizations ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2016, 1:33 PM by NPA RHEC
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