The National REACH Coalition Launches the Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network
The HELEN project will strengthen health equity leadership and increase the number of sustainable campaigns that play an important role in offering community education and mobilization. The HELEN initiative, which will include members of various organizations, coalitions and associations committed to the elimination of health disparities, will serve as a national forum for health equity champions to share information about timely, relevant, and pressing policy issues impacting health equity.
WHAT IS HELEN?
The Health Equity Leadership Exchange Network (HELEN) is a collaborative effort between the National REACH Coalition, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the National Collaborative for Health Equity.
Provide a forum for health equity champions to share information about timely, relevant, and pressing policy issues impacting health equity
Provide a mechanism to research, analyze, summarize, and disseminate information for education and bi-directional exchange of information to engage people in a broader dialogue on policies impacting health equity
Actively inform and monitor the development, implementation, promotion, and impact of local, state and national health laws, policies, and programs on health equity
Exchange timely and essential information, and actualize strategies and approaches at the local, state, regional, and national level that positively impact health equity and the elimination of health disparities
Collaboratively engage communities and organizations, in a national dialog to meaningfully address the inequities experienced and observed among vulnerable and underserved populations
Increase understanding and demystify legislative and regulatory processes - employing a health equity lens to analyze health laws and policies
HELEN Champions Include:
Local Health Departments, Academic Institutions, Tribal Leadership and Health Services, Urban and Rural Community Health Centers and Clinics, Human Services and Social Services providers working in under-served communities.
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