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ASTHO Webinar: Integrating Health Equity into Funding Opportunity Announcements

posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:08 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 7:09 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, 9:48 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 9:48 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.

SHEC Application for Membership

posted Oct 6, 2017, 8:02 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Oct 8, 2017, 6:30 PM ]

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) is seeking new members to fill one or more vacancies for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. (There currently are no vacancies for Kentucky.)

We are seeking qualified persons from these states, in particular persons who represent the following specific stakeholder groups/sectors and areas of expertise: food policy; mass incarceration/criminal justice policy; cultural competency; oral health; mental health; alcohol and drug abuse; media/communications; governmental relations and advocacy; health economics; Medicaid; health professional associations; faith-based organizations; private business, and non-health sectors related to social determinants of health (e.g., fair housing, education, transportation, economic development, workforce development).

SHEC's priority areas are: access to healthy food; cultural competency; violence as a public health issue; and access to health care (including oral health and mental health).

Applications must be submitted by midnight CST on October 20, 2017.

Click here for more information about SHEC and for applications instructions.

Recording Now Available: Watch the July 25 SHEC webinar on behavioral health equity in the criminal justice system

posted Aug 2, 2017, 1:38 PM by Camila Dos Santos   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 1:40 PM ]

This webinar is based on the SHEC’s Cultural Competency Resource Guide and focuses on the overrepresentation of individuals with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system; the myriad economic, social, and cultural factors contributing to this reality; and program, practice and policy strategies that may prevent criminal justice involvement and strengthen community-based treatment and care. Morehouse School of Medicine Assistant Professor Brian McGregor, PhD helps viewers understand how the criminal justice system became the largest provider of mental and behavioral health services in the US and why such a model is unsustainable; the need for and implications of regulations, standards, policy, and law in protecting the public’s mental health at the national and local levels; and the roles of diverse stakeholders in effective decision-making as it relates to corrections and reentry. 

Recording Now Available For The SHEC Webinar On The Farmers’ Market SNAP Support Grants In The Southeast Region

posted May 26, 2017, 9:43 AM by Tech Support   [ updated May 26, 2017, 9:43 AM ]

The webinar took place on May 24th and focused on the Farmers’ Market SNAP Support Grants received in the southeastern region. The objective of the webinar was to inspire future southeastern applicants, create a learning network among grant recipients and others in the field, and serve as a platform for the sharing of tools and evaluation findings.

View the webinar:

Watch The Latest SHEC webinar on Applying A Cultural Competency Lens to Human Trafficking

posted May 8, 2017, 1:01 PM by Tech Support   [ updated May 8, 2017, 1:02 PM ]

Watch as speaker Sunny Slaughter shares her trademark presentation ‘Marginalized. Masked. Missed.™, a discussion on addressing human trafficking victimization through a cultural competency lens. After watching this webinar, you will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective: Identify human trafficking victimization; Describe the intersectionality of social determinants and human trafficking; Explain the importance of trauma-informed care through a cultural competency lens; Discuss best practices for multidisciplinary and collaborative partnerships; and Identify cultural competency assessment and evaluation tools.

View it here:

SHEC's Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA and Youth Groups

posted Dec 20, 2016, 9:57 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 10:23 AM ]

The Southeastern Health Equity Council’s (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC has been hosting a series of webinars in various regions of the country. The latest webinar focused on mental health and various ethnic groups; LGBTQIA and youth communities.

View the webinar:

The Week Of Action To #ProtectOurCare Has Begun. See How You Can Make A Difference Today.

posted Dec 14, 2016, 11:17 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:47 PM ]

Happening NOW - Provider Day of Action
Join with doctors, nurses, medical students, and other health care providers who are voicing their support for the ACA. Support their Thunderclap before 3:30 to echo their message. Visit and share their story page.

New State Fact Sheets
Check out our fact sheets highlighting what’s at stake for each state if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, pulling together the most current available state-level data on the impact of repeal, including:
  • Number of individuals at risk for losing coverage
  • Numbers of individuals who will be affected by the loss of consumer protections
  • Financial impact of repeal for individuals and states
Thunderclap With Us
Be sure to also sign up for our Thunderclap before December 15 as we collectively ask Congress to show us their plan to provide people in America with affordable and meaningful care, coverage, and consumer protections before they rush to repeal the health law.

Tweet for Tomorrow
30 million would lose coverage if Congress repeals #ACA. We deserve to see their replacement plan first. #ProtectOurCare

For real-time updates, follow #ProtectOurCare on Twitter and remember to see our social media toolkit for more ideas on how you can make your voice heard during this week of action.

SHEC Provides ACA Resources Just In Time For Open Enrollment

posted Oct 18, 2016, 7:08 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:47 PM ]

The SHEC has added ACA resources for the general public, AI/AN populations and Georgia residents to its list of publications. Get the most updated information here and check under ACA Resources 2016.

SHEC Hosts Three Cultural Competency Webinars As A Follow-Up to Cultural Competency Guide

posted Oct 14, 2016, 10:05 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:47 PM ]

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) hosted a three-part webinar series in various regions of the country, as a follow-up to its Cultural Competency Resource Guide. The webinars focus on cultural competency themes. The webinars focused on the following topics:
  • the South Carolina Office of Minority Health and their work with American Indians, African-Americans and rural communities in South Carolina (Date: April 27, 2016); 
  • the Center for Pan Asian Community Services and its work with immigrants and refugees in Georgia (Date: July 28, 2016) and
  • the Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the services it provides to bring cultural and linguistic assistance to the Hispanic/Latino community in Florida (Date: October13, 2016). 
Follow the links below to view/download the webinars:
SHEC Cultural Competency Webinar Series Part 1: American Indians, African-Americans And Rural Communities In South Carolina_April 27, 2016
SHEC Cultural Competency Webinar Series Part 2: Immigrants And Refugees in AAPI Community In Georgia_July 28, 2016
SHEC Cultural Competency Webinar Series Part 3: Hispanic/Latino Population In Florida_October 13, 2016

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