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Are you interested in learning more about tribal communities and how to best serve

American Indians and Alaska Natives?

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 priorities is to provide education and awareness of cultural and linguistic competency within the region. The RHEC is hosting a webinar training series on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services standards (National CLAS Standards) 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 do the following from the specific tribal perspective:

  1. Describe the diversity of existing health care in Indian Country and explain the wide and varying differences in tribal health perspectives and cultures of health
  2. Share examples of best and promising practices of cultural competency aligned with the CLAS Standards
  3. Increase awareness of health equity challenges in tribal communities through the lens of health and cultural needs assessments


DATE: July 31, 2017

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain 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.

Moderator and Presenter

Moderator:


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

Presenter:


Tom Anderson, MPH (Cherokee), Independent Senior Strategist and Tribal Health Consultant

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 coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders 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/.


For webinar-specific questions, please contact csantos@explorepsa.com.

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