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Recording Now Available For The Mountain States RHEC (RHEC VIII) Native American Cultural Competency Webinar

posted May 23, 2017, 6:33 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 8:38 AM ]

Did you miss the April 20, 2017, Native American Cultural Competency webinar hosted by the Mountain States RHEC (RHEC VIII)? The webinar, which focused on addressing cultural sensitivity when collecting sensitive data is now available for listening. Upon listening to the webinar, participants will be able to do the following: list three benefits of providing culturally and linguistic appropriate services; identify and understand the holistic healing approach, cultural norms, customs, and protocols of the Great Plains tribes; discuss effective strategies when working with the Native American population that can be shared with co-workers; and enhance the relationship between healthcare provider and patient by building a culturally competent workforce.

Listen to the recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3J1kFXVQHf1eE1RRUVSOHQyTnc/view?usp=sharing

To view/download the presentation (Power Point format) click below

Mountain States RHEC Native American Cultural Competency Webinar: Overview Of Working With Tribal Governments

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:58 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 1:22 PM ]

Did you miss the Mountain States RHEC's webinar on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of CLAS Standards, cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities and the impact of cultural needs assessments? You can now view the recording!

View it here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9H2XsUmRuYKaHZ6MnJxRTVoNHc

Department of Education (DOE) Issues a Fact Sheet Regarding Equity in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

posted Dec 14, 2016, 11:25 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:03 AM ]

The DOE issued a Fact Sheet that announced the final regulations under Part B of IDEA, aimed at promoting equity by targeting widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities. The regulations address several issues related to significant disproportionality in the identification, placement, and discipline of students with disabilities based on race or ethnicity.

See the Fact Sheet for more information.


Region VIII Releases Healthcare Coverage Expansion in the Mountain States Region: Implications for Health Outcomes Report

posted Sep 8, 2016, 4:51 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:03 AM ]

According to the Healthcare Coverage Expansion in the Mountain States Region: Implications for Health Outcomes report released by the Mountain States RHEC, some states in Region VIII have not expanded Medicaid although the lack of healthcare coverage results in higher medical care expenditures and can negatively impact health outcomes for populations at risk of experiencing health disparities. Of the six states in Region VIII, three – Colorado, Montana and Utah – have expanded Medicaid and governors in Wyoming and in South Dakota have included Medicaid expansion in their respective FY2017 budget proposals. 

See the report below and find out how this impacts the region

Native CDFIs Providing Hope via Financial Literacy, Economic Opportunity

posted Apr 26, 2016, 6:54 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:03 AM ]

In the language of the tribal Native American group, the Lakota, there is no traditional word for money. That makes the work of the Four Bands Community Fund, a nonprofit and Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) all the more important. The organization’s mission is to create economic opportunity for residents of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota and also to help the people better understand the basics of money. To view/download the full article please see below.

The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council Releases two fact sheets on ‘Education and Health’ and ‘Housing and Health’ for African Americans/Blacks and Hispanic/Latinos in the region

posted Mar 10, 2016, 8:45 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:04 AM ]

The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council developed two fact sheets on ‘Education and Health’ and ‘Housing and Health’ that discuss education and housing as social determinants of health and their impact on African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino communities in Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. While people with higher levels of education are more likely to earn more and have greater access to health care, African Americans/Blacks and Hispanic/Latinos in the region are less likely than whites to experience the benefits of education due to discrimination and other stress associated with being a minority. African Americans/Blacks and Hispanic/Latinos in the region are also more likely to experience unhealthy and unsafe housing due to factors such as their race/ethnicity, gender, education level, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or disability status. To view/download the fact sheets please see below.

The Mountain States RHEC develops two fact sheets on ‘Education and Health’ and ‘Housing and Health’ of American Indian/ Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) in the region

posted Jan 25, 2016, 7:44 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:04 AM ]

The Mountain States RHEC has developed two fact sheets titled ‘Education and Health’ and ‘Housing and Health’ that discuss education and housing as social determinants of health and their impact on American Indian/ Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) populations in the region. The ‘Education and Health’ fact sheet highlights the link between low levels of education and poor health, increased stress and low confidence. It also provides a regional profile of the graduation rates in the Mountain States. The ‘Housing and Health’ fact sheet discusses how sub-standard and unsafe housing can cause injuries or preventable diseases including nervous system and cardiovascular diseases, cancer and asthma. It then goes on to discuss how AI/AN populations in the Mountain States are disproportionately affected by sub-standard and unsafe housing and high levels of air pollution that are associated with asthma, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Please find two fact sheets below to view/download the documents.

Mountain States RHEC Launches Blueprint for Action

posted May 19, 2015, 4:05 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:04 AM ]

The Mountain States RHEC has developed a Blueprint for Action, which illustrates trends in regional data on health disparities and the social determinants of health. As a next step, RHEC members are sharing information from the blueprint with decision makers and professionals in the Mountain States to raise awareness about key health issues and issue a call for action among regional partners. To download the Blueprint for Action, please see below.

‘What Youth Need to know about Health Insurance’ Fact Sheets for “Young Invincibles” ages 18-35 in Colorado and Utah

posted Jan 27, 2015, 1:20 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:05 AM ]

The Mountain States RHEC has developed two fact sheets titled ‘What Youth Need to know about Health Insurance,’ to provide information about the Affordable Care Act to “Young Invincibles” ages 18-35 in Colorado and Utah. These fact sheets include frequently asked questions, a glossary of helpful terms, and state-specific resources for health insurance coverage. Download the facts sheet below and share this resource with the young invincibles in your life. Don’t forget to apply by the enrollment deadline - February 15, 2015!

Click here to view/download 'What Youth Need to know about Health Insurance' fact sheet for “Young Invincibles” ages 18-35 in Colorado"
Click here to view/download 'What Youth Need to know about Health Insurance' fact sheet for “Young Invincibles” ages 18-35 in Utah"

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CLAS in Session: The National CLAS Standards and their Implications for the Mountain States Region

posted Oct 30, 2014, 7:45 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:05 AM ]

Organizations and businesses in the Mountain States region are invited to attend the webinar ‘CLAS in Session,’ at 12:00 p.m. CST on November 21, hosted by the Mountain States RHEC in partnership with the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. The webinar will highlight the purpose, themes, and regional implications of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards). Please download the flyer below for more information and register at http://tinyurl.com/maf4w52

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