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:
  • Advocate for Community Health Workers’ role in reducing healthcare disparities, especially targeting sustainable financing and initiatives to engender statewide, regional and national certification or licensure. 
  • Identify strategies for the elimination of disparities targeting actionable, successful programs to reduce infant mortality by addressing the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). 
  • Craft an internship program to engage youth and public health program students in the RHEC’s work to impart knowledge and provide leadership that supports the next generation of health equity advocates. 
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

  • Patricia Canessa (RHEC V) Appointed to American Public Health Association Committee on Health Equity Join us as we congratulate Great Lakes Regional Health Equity Council member Patricia Canessa on her appointment by the president and leadership of the American Public Health Association (APHA) to ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2017, 1:33 PM by Tech Support
  • The Great Lakes Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC V) is Seeking New Members The deadline to submit an application become a member of RHEC V is December 27, 2016. RHEC V would like to fill one or more vacancies in each of the ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 1:54 PM by Tech Support
  • CHW Summit Materials Available On October 30-31, 2015, Community Health Workers (CHW) and CHW stakeholder leaders throughout the Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and WI), convened at the first Region ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 1:54 PM by Tech Support
  • Great Lakes RHEC Announces the Region V Community Health Worker Summit Community Health Worker (CHW) leaders throughout the Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and WI) have collaborated to convene regional CHWs and stakeholders at the first Region V ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 1:55 PM by Tech Support
  • Recording of Thirty Years and Counting: The Impact of the Heckler Report in Minority Communities now available! On April 24, 2015, the Great Lakes RHEC held the webinar, Thirty Years and Counting: The Impact of the Heckler Report in Minority Communities. Webinar speakers described the significance of ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 1:55 PM by Tech Support
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