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:
  • Increasing Awareness of the Significance of Health Disparities
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Improve cultural and linguistic competency and the diversity of the health-related workforce
  • Working with HBCUs to address pipeline workforce development for people of color
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Publications & Resources

Recent Announcements

  • Raising Awareness, Sparking Action: RHEC III Holds First National Health Equity Day As the NPA begins planning for the second Health Equity Day, check out the background on the initial event. On April 5, 2016, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 5:34 AM by NPA RHEC
  • 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 29, 2016, 5:21 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
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