In the Spotlight

Technical Assistance Coordinator Gerrie Maccannon commended by PSWRHEC

posted Mar 12, 2018, 6:21 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 6:23 AM ]

Gerrie Maccannon retired from her Technical Assistance Coordinator position at the end of February. Upon her retirement, PSWRHEC issued the attached commendation. We thank Gerrie for her tireless efforts on behalf of PSWRHEC!

San Francisco State University Gerontology Program Now Accepting Applications for Master of Arts

posted Feb 26, 2018, 4:42 PM by Tech Support

Student Application Deadline for Fall 2018 admission: April 1. The M.A. in gerontology is an applied, professional program designed for students preparing for a career in the field of aging, or a related human service. Course work emphasizes broad, interdisciplinary inquiry into the issues that affect older adults; provides students with the academic skills, professional experience, and research capabilities necessary to pursue doctoral study; and prepares students for professional practice and leadership positions in the public and private sectors. For more information go to: Committed to making change in your community? Looking to develop skills that will make you an effective advocate, administrator or leader in your field? Seeking advancement and opportunities in your current field, but don’t feel like you have the skills to make it happen? For more information, go to:

PSWRHEC Fact Sheet Released

posted Feb 13, 2018, 9:37 AM by Tech Support

PSWRHEC released a fact sheet for dissemination to potential partners, stakeholders, members, collaborators, and others with the goal of expanding its reach and effect.

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PSWRHEC Shares Press Release

posted Feb 13, 2018, 9:36 AM by Tech Support

PSWRHEC shared updated information on its priorities and organization based on its successful December ARPS session, held in Los Angeles.

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ASTHO Webinar: Integrating Health Equity into Funding Opportunity Announcements

posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:17 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 7:17 AM ]

Date: Tuesday, February 20 
Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m. EST 

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), with support from the HHS Office of Minority Health, will host a webinar for public health professionals involved in programming to advance health equity or in the grant-making process based on its guide for integrating health equity language into funding announcements. 

Objectives for this webinar are to: 
  • Describe federal leadership on state/regional health equity initiatives; 
  • Provide specific examples of how a state health agency has incorporated health equity language into its funding announcements; and 
  • Describe the new tool for health equity developed by ASTHO and the HHS Office of Minority Health. 
For more information and to register:

Abstracts Sought by January 12 for Atlanta BRFSS Training Workshop

posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:51 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 9:51 AM ]

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Conference Committee is encouraging the submission of abstracts for a presentation or poster for the BRFSS Training Workshop, April 9–13 in Atlanta, Georgia. The submission deadline is Friday, January 12. Notifications of accepted presentations will be sent by Friday, February 16. 

Click on the link below for additional information and abstract guidelines. This is a great opportunity to increase the visibility of the great work that you are doing.

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.

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.

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