Sunday, March 26, 2017

April 20, 2017 Learning more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal governments?

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Are you interested in learning more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal governments?

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
SPEAKERS:
Moderators:
 Jason Baldes, Director of Wind River Native Advocacy Center

Presenter:
Jennifer Kenyon, Senior Research Associate, CSRA’s Health Determinants and Disparities Practice; and Dee Le Beau-Hein, MS, Behavioral Health & Recovery Administrator, Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Health Board

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.


Register Here*: http://tinyurl.com/MountainNAweb


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/
*If the registration link does not work, please copy the entire link and paste it into your web browser. For webinar-specific questions, contact the moderator at alang@explorepsa.com.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017. WH Initiative on Educational Excellence. STEAM Summit.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Initiative) invites you to attend the Full STEAM Ahead: Educational Summit on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The Initiative will host the event at the Barnard Auditorium in the United States Department of Education located at 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20202. The summit will start at 9:00 AM and end at 12:00 PM.

The summit is designed to facilitate collaborative discussion and engagement among individuals and organizations committed to addressing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education, especially among African American students, schools and communities. We really encourage student participation. In particular, the aim of the summit is to:

  1. Expose African American students to STEAM education fields by having leaders within STEAM engage in conversation with the students;
  2. Facilitate increased collaboration and coordination by allowing individuals and organizations to showcase their skills that fall within the STEAM fields; and
  3. Ultimately serve to increase participation in STEAM areas among African American Students.

Your participation is critical to help create and maintain a positive outlook for African American students who are interested in pursuing STEAM fields. This level of engagement is critical to ensuring that our efforts result in sustained investments to improve the learning and development of African American students, families and communities throughout the United States.

To accept this invitation, please register at the following link: https://steamsummit.eventbrite.com.

If you are associated with a school and are interested in bringing your students, be sure to RSVP for the number of students that will be attending.
Please note that registration will close on March 24, 2017. A detailed agenda with confirmed guests and a program draft will be sent to you prior to the event.

The Summit will Feature:

Kim Ford, MPA
Kim R. Ford serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Management and Planning in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. Ford participates fully with the Assistant Secretary in the overall leadership, management and direction of career-technical education, adult education, and community college initiatives. Ford oversees and coordinates the responsibilities for operations and management related to: planning, budget and resource allocation, organizational performance, technology strategy, continuous improvement and innovation. Ford holds a B.S. in International Business from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.
Joeletta Patrick, MBA
Joeletta Patrick currently serves as the Manager of the Minority University Research and Education Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Patrick has worked with internal and external organizations, institutions, federal agencies, and the community through various Office of Education assignments. Her work has reflected her commitment to leveraging university relationships and investments, growing the number of diverse students prepared to work in STEM-based fields, supporting STEM initiatives, and serving as a spokesperson for NASA's commitment to STEM. Patrick is a native of Greensboro, N.C., where she attended North Carolina A&T State University and received a B.S. in electrical engineering. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and is currently a doctoral student for a Doctorate in Management at UMUC.
Tiera Guinn
Tiera Guinn is a 22 year-old Rocket Structural Design Engineer for the Space Launch system at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Guinn designs and analyzes parts of a rocket that she claims will be one of the biggest and most powerful in history. Guinn is currently a graduating senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and she is enrolled in the School of Engineering.
Korin Reid, PhD
Korin Reid is a Senior Data Scientist at McKesson Health Solutions. She uses big data technologies to scale predictive modeling and machine learning on billions of healthcare records, reaching over 160 million people. She was also named one of McKesson's 2016 Distinguished Technologists, she also mentors youth in STEM skills. Reid is listed on the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30: Science List. Reid earned her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Georgia Tech.
Janett Martinez
Janett Martinez is Chief Executive Officer at Loomia - a smart fabric company voted startup of the year by Wareable. Before Loomia, Janett proposed and installed an interactive medical simulation program at AUC School of Medicine that resulted in an increase of use by 300%. As a master electrician, stage manager, director and lighting designer both in NYC (Lincoln Center) and Boston (Cutler Majestic) Janett has a deep and diverse understanding of how thoughtful design and technology can enable industries such as healthcare and entertainment. Martinez earned a bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre/ Theatre Design and Technology form Emerson College.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Full STEAM Ahead Summit Coordinator Tori Wentz at 202.453.6877 or Tori.Wentz@ed.gov.

We greatly appreciate your willingness to participate and look forward to our continued partnership in the future. 

2017. Webinar. Human Trafficking and Criminal Behavior Across Minority Populations.

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Are you interested in learning more about cultural competency and utilizing cultural competency resources?

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide in fall 2015. This guide is comprised of resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 Regional Health Equity Councils (RHECs), stakeholders, and partners to help address cultural barriers with healthcare systems. Additionally, this guide includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the Council develops a common language around cultural competency. To view the resource guide, visit http://region4.npa-rhec.org/in-the-spotlight/resourceguidewhitepaper.

To follow up with the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will host four webinars in various regions of the country.  The webinars will include speakers from organizations that focus on cultural competency.  Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:
  1. Identify human trafficking victimization and criminal behavior;
  2. Describe the intersectionality of social determinants and human trafficking;
  3. Explain the importance of trauma-informed care through a cultural competency lens;
  4. Discuss best practices for multidisciplinary and collaborative partnerships; and
  5. Identify cultural competency assessment and evaluation tools.

The focus of the webinar will be responding to human trafficking victimization of marginalized, masked, and missed minority populations through a cultural competency lens.

DATE: April 27, 2017
TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
SPEAKERS:
Moderators:
 Lynette M. Gibson, Associate Professor and Director of Research in Nursing, University of South Carolina Upstate Mary Black School of Nursing

Presenter:
Sunnetta “Sunny” Slaughter, CEO and Principal Consultant, Sunny Slaughter Consulting, and Co-Chair of Violence as a Public Health Issue Committee, SHEC (Region IV)

Sunny Slaughter, LLC provides business and criminal consulting, training, and subject matter expertise. Ms. Slaughter offers over 30 years of executive leadership as a policy strategist, facilitator, law enforcement instructor, expert, and TEDx speaker. For the past decade, she has focused on the complexity of human trafficking schemes and the intersectionality of social determinants and the importance of responsive and responsible delivery of care through a cultural competency lens.


The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) 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 that are committed to action. SHEC is a coalition of leaders and health disparities experts representing several sectors and the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. SHEC envisions a region free of disparities in health and healthcare, where all people attain the highest level of health. Visit SHEC’s website for more information: http://region4.npa-rhec.org/

1 If the registration link does not work, please copy the entire link and paste it into your web browser. For webinar-specific questions, contact the moderator at alang@explorepsa.com.

Problem Solving. XMIND


We all solve problems and make decisions every day—from little problems like what to wear to school, to bigger problems like whether to get a job or go to college. The problems we face can be large or small, simple or complex, and easy or difficult.

Problem-solving and decision-making are important skills for both business and life. A very important part of our life is finding ways to solve problems and find solutions. So, being a confident problem solver is really important to our success.

With XMind, you can easily work through details of a problem to reach a solution.

1. Define the problem

The key to a problem definition is ensuring that you deal with the real problem. You should diagnose the situation so that you can focus on root causes of a problem. XMind offers the Fishbone diagram, also called Cause-and-Effect diagram to help you identify possible causes for a problem.

To do an in-depth analysis of the problem, just open a blank mind map with the fishbone structure and write the effect in the central topic. Here “Missed Deadline” as an example.


2. Analyze the problem

Analysis is a process of discovery of the facts, finding out what you know about the situation. With XMind, you can quickly write down the major categories of causes of the problems.


Write sub–causes branching off the causes.


The Fishbone diagram helps you clearly and easily illustrate the main causes and sub-causes leading to the effect.

3. List the possible options

After creating a number of ideas, you can easily drag and drop them to the mind map to see how different ideas could be connected together and create a plan of action.


After creating a number of ideas, you can easily drag and drop them to the mind map to see how different ideas could be connected together and create a plan of action.

4. Select the best solution

Skilled problem solvers use a series of considerations when selecting the best alternative. In XMind, you can look at each potential solution and carefully analyze it. By using the Matrix diagram you will have a clear overview of the pros and cons of each solution. Selecting the best solution becomes easier than ever.


5. Implement solution

Now, you’ve found the best solution. It’s time to assign responsibility. Problem-solving will be meaningless when it ends without any action steps. Who exactly is going to carry out the solution or the different elements of the solution? With XMind, you can assign tasks simply in the task info view.

What do you do when you are faced with a problem before? XMind is a great tool that can be used to help you solve problems effectively.

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