Region VIII - Mountain States RHEC

Mission: To improve conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play through innovations and coordination of shared action, knowledge, and resources, working with new and existing partnerships 

Vision: Optimal health for all to achieve health equity

Priority Areas: 
  • Increase awareness about RHEC VIII initiatives and efforts to reduce health disparities, promote health equity, and increase understanding of the social determinants of health 
  • Provide education and awareness of cultural and linguistic competency within the region 
  • Serve as a clearinghouse of information on individual tribes’ activities related to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (93-638, or ISDEAA) 
  • Engage youth as emerging leaders in region-wide efforts to promote health equity 
  • Increase access to health care 
  • Build capacity by sharing implementation models to support community health worker (CHW) programs

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Publications & Resources

Recent Announcements

  • Addressing Oral Health Disparities in Urban Settings: Applying the NPA Framework to Advance Access to Oral Health Care Posted by Christine Madrid Espinel, Health Program Specialist of the Utah Office of Health Disparities (OHD) and Co-chair of the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC VIII). RHEC ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2018, 11:31 AM by daniel yoo
  • May 16 Webinar Recording: Achieving Health Equity through Accessible Communications This webinar outlined cross-cutting strategies to support more inclusive and accessible approaches to implementing Healthy Communications and Health Information Technology (HCHIT). View the webinar recording here: https://explorepsa.adobeconnect ...
    Posted May 24, 2018, 11:12 AM by Tech Support
  • Recording Now Available: Strategies for Building and Strengthening the CHW Effort On April 26, the Mountain States RHEC’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Subcommittee shared strategies and pathways for building and strengthening CHW efforts in the community. The webinar focused on ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2018, 1:15 PM by Tech Support
  • ASTHO Webinar: Integrating Health Equity into Funding Opportunity Announcements 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 ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:16 AM by Tech Support
  • Abstracts Sought by January 12 for Atlanta BRFSS Training Workshop 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 ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:51 AM by Tech Support
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