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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 launched 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

Please check back soon for details on upcoming FIHET webinars.

Past Webinar Events

September 2016 Webinar Topic: Achieving Health Equity – One Policy at a Time
Presenter:
Gail Brandt, Health Equity Coordinator for the Office of Healthy Communities, Washington State Department of Health
Paj Nandi, Director of Community Relations and Equity, Washington State Department of Health
Sheryl Pickering, WIC Tribal Liaison and Office Legislative Coordinator for the Office of Nutrition Services, Washington State Department of Health
Date: September 22, 2016  
Time: 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET  
To learn more and register, please click on the following link:  Achieving Health Equity – One Policy at a Time  Exit Disclaimer

July 2016 Webinar Topic: Equity and Empowerment Lens: A Tool to Create Equitable Policies and Programs
Presenter:
Ben Duncan, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer and the Director of the Office of Diversity and Equity for Multnomah County, Oregon
Date: July 21, 2016 
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT 
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Equity and Empowerment Lens: A Tool to Create Equitable Policies and Programs

April 2016 Webinar Topic: In Health Matters, Place Matters - The Health Opportunity Index (HOI)

Presenters:
Justin Crow, Health Professional Shortage Designations and Geographic Information Systems Manager, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health
Rexford Anson-Dwamena, Social Epidemiologist, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health
Adrienne McFadden, Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health
Date: April 28th, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET
To view the recording, please click on the following link: : In Health Matters, Place Matters - The Health Opportunity Index (HOI)  Exit Disclaimer

March 2016 Webinar Topic Voice your Vision: A Community Engagement Initiative

Presenters:
Yvonne J. Graham, Director, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Raul Vasquez, President, The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN)
Lori V. Quigley, Dean, Esteves School of Education, Professor of Literacy Education, The Sage Colleges, New York
Lenora Reid Rose, Co-Director, Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health Care, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Kristen Pergolino, Deputy Director, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Amen Ptah, Digital Media Specialist/Program Coordinator, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County; Tele Counselor II, 2-1-1/Lifeline
Date: March 30, 2016           
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Voice your Vision: A Community Engagement Initiative Exit Disclaimer

January 2016 Webinar Topic Rhode Island: Health Equity Zones

Presenters:
Ana P. Novais, MA Lead Presenter, Director Title V/MCH Director and Executive Director of Health, Rhode Island Department of Health
Angela Ankoma, Chief of Minority Health, Rhode Island Department of Health
Carol Hall-Walker, Associate Director Division of Community Health, Rhode Island Department of Health
Date: January 28th, 2016          
Time: 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Rhode Island: Health Equity Zones  Exit Disclaimer

June 2015 Webinar Topic
Promoting Excellence for All: Addressing Wisconsin’s Achievement Gap

Presenters:
Tony Evers, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Demond A. Means, Superintendent of Schools, Mequon-Thiensville School District
Sam Carter, Principal, Robinson Elementary School
Allison DeGraaf, Principal, Kennedy Elementary School
Jill Schmoldt, Instructional Coach, Westside Elementary School
Date: June 18, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
To find out more and register, click here: Promoting Excellence for All: Addressing Wisconsin’s Achievement Gap Exit Disclaimer

May 2015 Webinar Topic
The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE): Improving AIAN Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)

Presenters:
Ron Lessard, Chief of Staff, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
Date: May 21, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

March 2015 Webinar Topic
Hayward Promise Neighborhood: Wrapping Children in Coordinated Educational & Health Supports from Cradle to College to Career

Presenters:
Elson Nash, Team Lead, Promise Neighborhoods, U.S. Department of Education
Renee Sutton Herzfeld, Executive Director, Community Child Care Council of Alameda County; Director, Early Learning Network for Hayward Promise Neighborhood
Carlos Londono, Director of Health Education, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
Lauren Pitcher, Communications Manager, Hayward Promise Neighborhood
Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EDT
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Hayward Promise Neighborhood: Wrapping Children in Coordinated Educational & Health Supports from Cradle to College to Career Exit Disclaimer

February 2015 Webinar Topic
Youth Justice, Youth of Color and Health Policy Implications

Presenter:
James Bell, Founder and Executive Director, W. Haywood Burns Institute
Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Youth Justice, Youth of Color and Health Policy Implications

December 2014 Topic:
Priority Spokane: Focusing on Education Outcomes to Improve Health Equity

Presenters:
Lyndia Wilson, MS, Division Director, Disease Prevention and Response, Spokane Regional Health District
Gloria Ochoa JD, Director of Local Government and Multi-Cultural Affairs, City of Spokane
Date: December 3, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Priority Spokane: Focusing on Education Outcomes to Improve Health Equity

September 2014 Webinar Topic:
Promoting Behavioral Health Equity through the California Reducing Disparities Project and Office of Health Equity

Presenters:
Jahmal Miller, MHA, Deputy Director of California's Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public Health
Marina Castillo-Augusto, MS, Staff Services Manager, California Reducing Disparities Project, California Department of Public Health
Tamu Nolfo, Ph.D., Special Consultant, California Department of Public Health
Date: September 15, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Promoting Behavioral Health Equity through the California Reducing Disparities Project and Office of Health Equity

August 2014 Webinar Topic:
Minnesota's Healthy Minnesota Partnership and Health Equity in All Policies Approach

Presenters:
Ed Ehlinger, MD, MSPH Commissioner of Health, Minnesota Department of Health
Jeanne Ayers, MPH, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Melanie Peterson-Hickey, PhD, Interim Director of the Center for Health Equity, Minnesota Department of Health
Date: August 22, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
To view the recording, please click on the following link: Minnesota's Healthy Minnesota Partnership and Health Equity in All Policies Approach

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 view the recording, please click on the following link: Promoting Health Equity through the Massachusetts' Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund

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

Presenters:
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

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

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

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