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FIHET Webinar Series

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Abstract
The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, promotes cross-sector, multi-level and systems-oriented approaches for tackling health disparities. The cross-sector focus of the NPA evolves from the understanding that disparities are rooted in the inequitable distribution of underlying social determinants of health, such as education, employment, and environmental quality. The NPA envisions a path to health equity that includes changes to policies, practices and programs over time, at multiple levels of government and across different sectors, such that the promotion of health equity becomes integral to how organizations operate.

To support the integration of health equity in programs, policies and practices, the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) has created a regular speaker webinar series to create a collaborative and learning environment to highlight current practices and innovative strategies for this type of work across sectors and at different levels of government. The series will launch on May 7, 2014.

Webinar Series Learning Objectives
Participants will learn about:
  • Ongoing activities to integrate equity in policies and programs that are aligned with health or specific social determinants of health within public, private, health and non-health sector organizations.
  • Examples of policy, administrative, data and knowledge levers that have initiated, facilitated and/or supported efforts to promote equity through a featured program or policy aligned with health or specific social determinants of health.
  • Strategies, resources and tools used to promote equity through a featured program's activities/operations.
  • Challenges, needs and opportunities to promote equity through a program.
  • Strategies for identifying opportunities to promote equity through programs or policies.

Upcoming Webinar Events

July 2014 Webinar Topic: Promoting Health Equity through the Massachusetts' Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund

Presenters:
Cheryl Bartlett, RN, Commissioner of Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Thomas Land, PhD, Office of Statistics and Evaluation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Jessica Aguilera-Steinert, MSW, LICSW, Manager, Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Date: July 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
To find out more and register, click here: http://tinyurl.com/FIHETWEBINARSERIES.

Past Webinar Events

May 2014 Webinar Topic: Connecting the Head and the Heart: Integrating Health Equity in Cuyahoga County

Presenters:
Terry Allan, MPH, Health Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Health Department, Ohio; President of National Association of County and City Health Officials
Natalie Burke, President and CEO, CommonHealth ACTION, Washington, DC
Mark Cevero, MPH, CPH, Program Manager at CommonHealth ACTION, Washington, DC
Date: May 7, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EDT
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Connecting the Head and the Heart: Integrating Health Equity in Cuyahoga County

June 2014 Webinar Topic: Maximizing Returns on Public Health Investments: Structural and Policy Initiatives to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity

Presenters:
Greg Moody, MPhil, Director, Ohio Office of Health Transformation
Angela Dawson, MS, MRC, Executive Director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Johnnie "Chip" Allen, MPH, Director, Ohio Department of Health
Date: June 19, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Maximizing Returns on Public Health Investments: Structural and Policy Initiatives to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity

June 2014 FIHET/ASTHO Webinar Topic: Maryland's Health Enterprise Zones: Policy and Administrative Initiatives to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity

Presenters:
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Secretary of Health, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Carlessia Hussein, RN, DrPH, Director of Maryland's Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Mark Luckner, MA, Executive Director of the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission
Michelle Spencer, MS, Director, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Date: June 23, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Maryland's Health Enterprise Zones: Policy and Administrative Initiatives to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity



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