Regional Health Equity Councils
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The Regional Health Equity Councils (RHECs) are independent non-governmental organizations located in ten regions of the country. Each council comprises leaders and stakeholders from both non-federal public and private sectors from within that region. Examples of sectors represented on the RHEC include academia, community-based organizations, health systems, health insurers, state legislators, faith-based organizations, foundations, state government organizations, etc.
Last updated 1/2015
The RHECs' primary role is to initiate action to implement the goals of the NPA and therefore, advance the agenda to eliminate health disparities from the grassroots. The RHECs have been established to: