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RHEC IX Member Educates on Conferences, Industry Visionaries, and Ways to Improve Operations

posted Jul 31, 2018, 12:38 PM by daniel yoo

Karen Routt of Magnolia Prime talks about conferences focused on the aging and affordable housing. Click here to read the article.

Join the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council - Application Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2018

posted Jun 27, 2018, 2:19 PM by Tech Support

The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (PSWRHEC, also known as RHEC IX) is seeking new members to fill one or more vacancies in each of the four states and Pacific territories in our region: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. These states and territories encompass the US Department of Health and Human Services Region IX.

We currently are seeking committed and dedicated individuals to serve on PSWRHEC. In particular, we seek energetic and proactive members to actively contribute to our working council whose work and expertise fall under specific sectors such as:
  • Nonprofit fundraising and sponsored programs
  • Private/for-profit organizations such as labor unions, businesses, and chambers of commerce 
  • Community-based and faith-based organizations, and nonprofit agencies 
  • Educational institutions such as colleges and universities 
  • Local government and civic organizations 
  • Students/young Professionals (graduates and undergraduates with public health interest) 
  • Health professions such as community health workers (CHWs), public health, and allied health professionals 
  • Healthcare systems and medical associations 
  • Media and communications such as radio, newspaper, television, and social media outlets 
How to Apply to Be a PSWRHEC Member

PSWRHEC currently is accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in becoming members of PSWRHEC from the four states and the Pacific territories of Region IX. Individuals may submit an application online using the following link:

In addition to providing information and answering a few questions on the online application form, each applicant must upload a current curriculum vitae or resume. Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 27, 2018.

For additional information, please go to the PSWRHEC Get Involved page:

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.

View the file below

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.

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