In the Spotlight

Nomination Period Open for the Mid-Atlantic RHECs Health Equity Hero Award

posted Sep 21, 2017, 12:32 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 12:33 PM ]

The Mid-Atlantic RHECs Health Equity Hero Award highlights the exemplary achievement of individuals who support community efforts in the vital goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity. Nominations will be accepted until October 6, 2017.

View the flyer below for additional information.

View The Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council’s (RHEC) Webinar on Social Determinants of Health

posted May 8, 2017, 12:47 PM by Tech Support   [ updated May 8, 2017, 12:50 PM ]

The webinar showcases how three states in the Mid-Atlantic Region are addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH). After viewing the webinar, you will be able to identify SDOH; be aware of innovative practices that address health inequities; and identify and access resources that can be used to champion health equity efforts.

View it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3J1kFXVQHf1RzVyZUd0bmYtYjQ/view

Hidden Treasures : Non Traditional Partners In Health

posted Apr 24, 2017, 10:19 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 10:19 AM ]

This NMHM 17, RHEC III would like to highlight the hidden treasures or non-traditional partners beyond the health care industry that are committed to making health a shared value.

To learn more about the hidden treasures in region 3, please click here.

The Mid-Atlantic RHEC Announces Recipient of 2016 Health Equity Hero Award

posted Jan 19, 2017, 5:44 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:33 PM ]

The Mid-Atlantic RHEC has announced Patricia N. Mathews as the winner of the 2016 Health Equity Hero Award. The award recognizes the exemplary achievement of individuals who support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity.

Ms. Mathews is the first President & CEO of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, a position that involves developing coalitions and collaboratives and that she assumed after gaining more than 25 years of philanthropic experience. She has been recognized for her efforts to directly address the social determinants of health in underserved communities by working with local government agencies and foundations to shed light on the struggles faced by people living in Northern Virginia. Ms. Mathews led the foundation to conduct research on the link between an individual’s ZIP code and life expectancy and to publish a related report titled, "Why Life Expectancy Varies in Northern Virginia".


Health Disparities Community Listening Dialogue: Issues and Answers

posted Nov 18, 2016, 12:27 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:33 PM ]

On December 9, 2016, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) will host “Health Disparities Community Listening Dialogue: Issues and Answers” at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA. During the event, the RHEC will facilitate a discussion on issues relevant to health equity and the reduction of health disparities in at-risk communities. The event will be held at Norfolk State University - Nursing & General Education Building, Room 200.

To RSVP, email Alaysia Phillips, Technical Assistance Liaison, at aphillips@npa-rhec.org

View/download the flyer below.

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

posted Nov 18, 2016, 10:51 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:34 PM ]

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) developed the 2016-2017 Career Fair Calendar in order to inform students and current and future professionals about career fairs within Region III (Delaware; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington, DC; and West Virginia). The fairs offer opportunities for students to interact with representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), who in turn promote their public health and health professional programs and discuss opportunities in the field. RHEC III aims to address health disparities in its region by providing resources for students that facilitate their entry into the pipeline for workforce development and professional opportunities.

View or download the calendar below

Raising Awareness, Sparking Action: RHEC III Holds First National Health Equity Day

posted Aug 29, 2016, 5:23 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:34 PM ]

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 (RHEC) launched the first national Health Equity Day, an inclusive initiative recognizing and reflecting on the need to achieve health equity in the United States. Health Equity Day was created to raise awareness about health disparities and the social determinants of health that create these disparities. The goal is to achieve health equity. See the pdf below to read more .

NPA Blog: Health Disparities in Rural Communities of Color by Seneca Bock

posted Aug 8, 2016, 6:16 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:34 PM ]

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 as a platform to address health disparities in communities of color by empowering members of the community to define their own health realities thereby enabling them to identify challenges to improved health and to increase their knowledge and understanding of key factors that impact their families and communities.

Virginia’s Health Opportunity Index Measures Causes and Effects of Health Disparities

posted Aug 2, 2016, 6:57 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:34 PM ]

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 the state to determine what factors lead to positive health outcomes and healthy communities. The VDOH developed the index because it was aware of the health inequities that exist among people of varying socioeconomic, racial/ethnic and rural/urban backgrounds. The creation of the index led to the development of a health assessment, and a state health improvement plan, called Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being 2016-2020. Read the story below to find out more about the state’s efforts.

Health Equity Day Set for April 5

posted Mar 10, 2016, 5:46 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:35 PM ]

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 Health Month, Health Equity Day is intended to raise awareness about health disparities in the US and the role that social determinants of health play in health disparities, with the goal of achieving health equity. Click here to learn more about Health Equity Day and how you can play a role.

https://sites.google.com/a/npa-rhec.org/region3/healthequitypledge

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