August 2015 News and Updates

News & Updates

August, 2015
Theme of the Month: Collaborative Action to Advance Health Equity

(image from

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Training Opportunities

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators:
Social Determinants of Health 

Sponsor: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Presenters: Carter Blakey, Deputy Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Dr. James P. Connell, President of the Institute for Research and Reform in Education; Dr. Don Wright, Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Randy Speck, Superintendent of Madison District Public Schools; Mary Stewart, Principal of Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
Date: Archived
Watch this webinar

Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
(third webinar in a 4-part series from APHA)
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
Presenters: Linda Rae Murray MD, MPH, FACP Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Illinois School of Public Health; Michelle van Ryn, PhD, LMFT, MPH Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine | Director, Research Program on Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare; Brian Smedley, PhD, Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity
Date: August 25, 2015, 2pm ET
Register here

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –


From the Field
Under the leadership of the Multnomah County Health Department, the Health Equity Initiative was launched to 1) Create a common understanding of the causes of and solutions to health inequities, with a focus on justice and equity, 2) Raise the visibility of current prevention efforts by community-based organizations and county departments and 3) Explore and advance policy solutions that address health inequities.


Starting September 1, 2015, the Log-in and Learn Webinar Series will be called the Log-in 2 Learn Webinar Series. We look forward to your participation!

IN CASE YOU MISSED ITThis month’s Log-in and Learn Webinar

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH presented,

“A Commitment to Advancing Health Equity”

Download the recommended reading and slides.

Click here for the edited video.


Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg presents,”Moving Public Health Practice Upstream to Reduce Health Inequities”

Log-in 2 Learn September 1, 2015 from 12-1pm ET

Full Poster
Register Here