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The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) aims to end health disparities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. One of its main priority areas is to provide education and awareness of cultural and linguistic competency within the region. This year, the RHEC is hosting a webinar training series on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of the National Standards of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities, and the impact of cultural needs assessments. Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific tribal perspective:

  1. List three benefits of providing culturally and linguistic appropriate services
  2. Identify and understand the holistic healing approach, cultural norms, customs, and protocols of the Great Plains tribes
  3. Discuss effective strategies when working with the Native American population that can be shared with co-workers
  4. Enhance the relationship between healthcare provider and patient by building a culturally competent workforce

       

DATE:  April 20, 2017

TIME:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time / 01:00 PM - 02:00PM Eastern Standard Time



To follow-up with the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will be hosting three webinars in various regions of the country.  The webinars will include speakers from organizations which focus on cultural competency.  Upon completion of each webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:


·         Define cultural competency;

·         Describe the implementation of cultural competency;

·         Discuss ways success is evaluated;

·         Describe the specific populations served

DATE: April 27, 2016


TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Focus: South Carolina Office of Minority Health


Populations featured:  American Indians, African-Americans, and rural communities in SC


The SC Commission for Minority Affairs is South Carolina’s only State agency mandated to serve minority populations and address issues related to poverty and socio-economic deprivation within minority communities. This webinar will spotlight the SC Commission for Minority Affair’s and their work with diverse communities and in the areas of cultural and linguistic competency. Additionally, information about South Carolina’s rural and minority populations will be discussed with special emphasis on African-Americans, Native Americans and communities in poverty.

To follow-up with the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will be hosting three webinars in various regions of the country.  The webinars will include speakers from organizations which focus on cultural competency.  Upon completion of each webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:


·         Define cultural competency;

·         Describe the implementation of cultural competency;

·         Discuss ways success is evaluated;

·         Describe the specific populations served

DATE: April 27, 2016


TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Focus: South Carolina Office of Minority Health


Populations featured:  American Indians, African-Americans, and rural communities in SC


The SC Commission for Minority Affairs is South Carolina’s only State agency mandated to serve minority populations and address issues related to poverty and socio-economic deprivation within minority communities. This webinar will spotlight the SC Commission for Minority Affair’s and their work with diverse communities and in the areas of cultural and linguistic competency. Additionally, information about South Carolina’s rural and minority populations will be discussed with special emphasis on African-Americans, Native Americans and communities in poverty.

Presenter and Moderators

Presenters:

Jennifer Kenyon, Senior Research Associate, CSRA's Health Determinants and Disparities Practice

Dee Le Beau-Hein, MS, Behavioral Health Recovery Administrator, Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Health Board

Moderator:

Jason Baldes, Director, Wind River Native Advocacy Center

CSRA’s Health Determinants & Disparities Practice

CSRA’s Health Determinants & Disparities Practice (HDDP) has more than 50 years of combined experience in studying, writing about, advocating for, and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS), cultural and linguistic competence, and developing strategies to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. HDDP is committed to bringing CLAS and equity solutions to systems impacting health. HDDP provides training, technical assistance, and learning tools on CLAS for an array of health professionals.


Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board was established to provide the tribal nations in the Great Plains region with a formal representative board as a means of communicating and participating with the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service and other Health and Human Services entities and organizations on health matters. Its mission is to provide quality public health support and health care advocacy to the tribal nations of the Great Plains by utilizing effective and culturally credible approaches.


The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council is one of 10 Regional Health Equity Councils formed in 2011 as a part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through the coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders that are committed to action. The Mountain States RHEC is a coalition of leaders and health disparities experts representing several sectors and the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The Mountain States RHEC envisions a nation free of disparities in health and health care.


Visit Mountain States RHEC’s website for more information: http://region8.npa-rhec.org/.

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