Region V - Great Lakes RHEC

Mission: To increase health equity through the elimination of health disparities and address the social determinants of health by influencing partners, leaders, and stakeholders committed to sustainable action for systems and policy changes within Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Vision: A nation achieving the highest level of health for everyone by eliminating disparities and working towards health equity

Priority Areas:
  • Information and Communication 
  • Recruitment and Retention 
  • Social Determinants of Health 
    • Community Health Workers 
    • Data 
    • Policy
Cross-Cutting Activities:
  • States will develop work plans that complement and support the strategies posed by either their statewide Community Health Worker (CHW) association or CHW subject matter that can be subsequently linked to a regional strategy that includes sustainability initiatives or professional recognition and possible certification/licensure. Active support and member participation in the state and regional activities of the CHW association. 
  • State will seek to include elements of SDoH linked to infant mortality or the role of Community Health Workers in helping to reduce the disparities which incorporate SDoH. 

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Publications & Resources

Recent Announcements

  • Great Lakes Health Equity Webinar: Equity in Quality Join the Great Lakes RHEC to learn about the important role equity plays in healthcare quality improvement efforts; effective approaches health service organizations have taken to integrate equity into their ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 6:40 PM by Tech Support
  • ASTHO Webinar: Integrating Health Equity into Funding Opportunity Announcements Date: Tuesday, February 20 Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m. EST The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), with support from the HHS Office of Minority Health ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:10 AM by Tech Support
  • Abstracts Sought by January 12 for Atlanta BRFSS Training Workshop The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Conference Committee is encouraging the submission of abstracts for a presentation or poster for the BRFSS Training Workshop, April 9–13 in Atlanta ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:49 AM by Tech Support
  • A Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities: The 4 I’s for Health Equity is now available Despite the nation’s advancements in health and medicine, care is still not equally available and accessible across communities, populations, socioeconomic groups, and ethnicities. The National Quality Forum (NQF) created ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2017, 6:18 AM by Tech Support
  • Great Lakes Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC V) Seeking New Members The deadline to submit an application to become a member of RHEC V is November 10, 2017. RHEC V is seeking energetic and proactive members from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 5:36 AM by Tech Support
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