Recent Announcement

ASTHO Webinar: Integrating Health Equity into Funding Opportunity Announcements

posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:20 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 7:21 AM ]

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, will host a webinar for public health professionals involved in programming to advance health equity or in the grant-making process based on its guide for integrating health equity language into funding announcements. 

Objectives for this webinar are to: 
  • Describe federal leadership on state/regional health equity initiatives; 
  • Provide specific examples of how a state health agency has incorporated health equity language into its funding announcements; and 
  • Describe the new tool for health equity developed by ASTHO and the HHS Office of Minority Health. 
For more information and to register:

Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council Releases Three Community Health Workers’ Information Briefs

posted May 2, 2016, 6:49 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:01 AM ]

The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council released three information briefs addressing Community Health Workers as frontline service providers who serve to bridge formal health systems. The Community Health Workers in an Evolving Technology Environment brief discusses the use of technology in health care delivery and patient engagement as a new opportunity for health improvement. The Mental Health First Aid brief discusses Mental Health First Aid, which is an adult public education program designed for individuals who may not be familiar with this field, to improve their ' knowledge and modify their attitudes and perceptions about mental health and related issues. The Community Health Workers and Chronic Disease Prevention: An Overview of Resources brief discusses the national resources that are available to support the work of Community Health Workers within the arena of chronic disease management. To view or download the briefs, please click on the links below.

Unity 2016 Conference

posted Mar 30, 2016, 5:18 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:02 AM ]

Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes

Atlanta, Georgia | July 17-20, 2016
About the Conference: The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its 14th annual Unity conference July 17-20, 2016 at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Unity 2016 is a national conference designed for and about community health workers. The theme for this year’s conference is “Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes.” 

Unity 2016 will address the role community health workers play in creating access to care, reducing care costs and promoting healthy and happy communities. The conference will stress the importance of community health workers reducing health disparities; promoting social justice; shaping policy and practice; return on investment; and methods of overcoming barriers to CHW program success.

The conference will include plenary, breakout, poster, skill-building and roundtable workshop sessions. Community health workers are strongly encouraged to attend. Unity 2016 is an opportunity for community health workers to share knowledge, information and expertise with other community health workers, colleagues and policy makers.

Call for Abstracts: Community health workers and other interested parties can submit a presentation abstract proposal for consideration. The Call for Abstract Presentations is now available and can be accessed at

If you need to submit a paper submission, please contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or for a copy of the presentation abstract form. Presentation abstract proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 28, 2016.

For more information: Please visit CSHO’s website, to learn more about the conference or other exciting training opportunities. For any questions about Unity 2016, contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or

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