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

  • 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
  • Summer 2017 Issue of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Now Available The latest issue of the BRFSS features Wisconsin. This state uses yearly data from the BRFSS to track the prevalence of the health issues and behaviors. Get the latest issue ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2017, 11:31 AM by Tech Support
  • 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
  • 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
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