In the Spotlight

OMH Men’s Health Community Dialogue Launching December 4 in Los Angeles

posted Nov 16, 2017, 9:56 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 12:13 PM ]

OMH is launching its Men’s Health Community Dialogue with a kickoff event at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles on Monday, December 4. The focus will be around access to services, mental health, and prevention. Click on the link below to learn more and to register.

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2087725

Pathways to Physician Diversity Summit to Take Place in Phoenix, AZ in February 2018

posted Oct 18, 2017, 5:40 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 6:11 AM ]

“Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit” is designed to encourage a conversation on current challenges and future solutions by involving a national group of stakeholders in exploring the current state of the access pathway for underrepresented students in medical education.

The intent is to define strategies and pathways to more diversity in medical students, and the summit is intended for doctors of medicine, doctors of philosophy, STEM educators, administrators, and medical education leaders.

Click here to learn more and to register.

Register for the Mayo Clinic Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare Conference 2017

posted Oct 1, 2017, 7:07 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 7:07 PM ]

This program is intended for both Mayo and external audiences interested in advancing health equity and diversity and inclusion in health care, including health care providers, social workers, nurses, individuals involved in talent acquisition and development such as hiring managers (HR professionals), supervisors, hospital leadership and administrators, and diversity and inclusion practitioners.

Using Data to Better Serve Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) with Disabilities, An Interview with Dr. Peter J. Wong

posted Sep 29, 2017, 7:04 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 7:04 AM ]

Dr. Wong is a member of the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council. We invited him to discuss some of the issues faced by AAPIs with disabilities, both around employment and within their communities.

Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council Announces Operating Agreement With Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.

posted May 31, 2017, 9:34 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 12:01 PM ]

The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (PSWRHEC) and Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.(PHFE), a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit corporation, have entered into an operating agreement in which PHFE will provide management and oversight for the financial and administrative aspects of programs implemented by PSWRHEC.

PHFE partners with academic researchers, government agencies, foundations, and private sponsors in the public health field to offer a range of services, including contracts and grants management and fiscal sponsorship. The goal of such partnerships is to support programs and initiatives that advance population health. The mission of PSWRHEC is to eliminate health disparities and achieve the highest possible level of health for all communities through the education and mobilization of leaders, partners, policy makers, and community stakeholders in Region IX (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau).

View the press release below

Report on the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief on the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHPI NHIS) is released

posted Mar 15, 2017, 10:12 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 10:14 AM ]

I am pleased to report that the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief on the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHPI NHIS) was released this morning. A complete copy of the data brief is attached below.

Selected Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults: United States 2014
Adena M. Galinsky, Ph.D., Carla E. Zelaya, Ph.D., Patricia M. Barnes, M.A., and Catherine Simile, Ph.D.

Key findings Data from the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHPI NHIS) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
  • The age-sex-adjusted percentages of NHPI adults with fair or poor health (15.5%), serious psychological distress (4.1% in past 30 days), cancer (5.7%), coronary heart disease (6.0%), diabetes (15.6%), lower back pain (28.5% in past 3 months), arthritis (19.7%), migraines (14.1% in past 3 months), and asthma (9.9%) were greater than the corresponding percentages for single-race Asian adults.
  • NHPI adults were more likely than all U.S. adults to be in fair or poor health, to have diabetes, and to have ever had asthma, but they were less likely to have cancer.
With best wishes,
Sela

RHEC IX Releases Elderly Health Disparities: Translating Research into Practice Report

posted Feb 14, 2017, 1:14 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:11 AM ]

Through the Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) program, the Pacific Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC IX), partnered with San Francisco State University’s Gerontology Program to perform a review and analysis of literature that focused on elderly health disparities. The result is a compilation of data and list of programs that can be used to improve health care delivery for minority elders in Region IX. The report includes an executive summary, data matrices and annotated bibliography. It also includes and a template letter and messaging for sending to relevant legislators.

View or download the report below

CHW Program Database

posted Jul 13, 2016, 7:28 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:11 AM ]

The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (Pacific and Southwest RHEC) works on health equity issues across an expansive region that spans from Arizona in the east to the Republic of Palau in the west. The Pacific and Southwest RHEC’s Community Health Workers (CHW) Committee developed this regional CHW program database to include existing CHW programs, populations served, services offered, language capacity, CHW collaborators, funding sources, and CHW websites. The purpose is to begin to create a regional map of CHW work and stakeholders in the region.

The Pacific and Southwest RHEC would like to invite you to use the database to engage CHWs, CHW trainers and CHW employers to support community empowerment, health and vitality. We also invite you to email us with updates to the database, and to share best and promising practices for integrating CHWs into care teams. Ultimately, your feedback will help promote regional advocacy efforts to expand and sustain CHW programs and workforce, and help to build innovative partnerships between private and public sectors.

Our hope is to enhance prevention and access to health care, so we would appreciate your participation and feedback. Specifically:
  1. Are there organizations or programs that need to be added?
  2. What experiences have you had with the organizations or programs that are listed that would contribute to a promising/best practice?
  3. Are there organizations or programs listed that you would recommend as workshop or webinar presenters?
  4. General updates to the database?
We thank you in advance for your participation and feedback!

Sincerely,

The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council
Community Health Worker Committee

Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council Releases Three Community Health Workers’ Information Briefs

posted May 2, 2016, 6:27 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:11 AM ]

The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council released three information briefs addressing Community Health Workers as frontline service providers who serve to bridge formal health systems. The Community Health Workers in an Evolving Technology Environment brief discusses the use of technology in health care delivery and patient engagement as a new opportunity for health improvement. The Mental Health First Aid brief discusses Mental Health First Aid, which is an adult public education program designed for individuals who may not be familiar with this field, to improve their ' knowledge and modify their attitudes and perceptions about mental health and related issues. The Community Health Workers and Chronic Disease Prevention: An Overview of Resources brief discusses the national resources that are available to support the work of Community Health Workers within the arena of chronic disease management. To view or download the briefs, please click on the links below.

Region IX Health Equity Council Releases Environmental Scan

posted Apr 19, 2016, 6:42 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council released an Environmental Scan on April 19th, 2016. The Environmental Scan describes the challenges and the opportunities, which are unique to this region. This scan will drive the RHEC’s actions in pursuing particular priorities related to health equity and show the extent of health disparities throughout the region. The scan looks at demographics and geographic distribution, disparities in health outcomes, social determinants of health and the impact of geography on access to health care services for those populations that live in remote areas of the region. Click on the press release and Environmental Scan to learn more.

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