Friday, October 22, 2010

Nominate Yourself by Oct. 29 for CMH Advisory Boards

The Utah Department of Health, Center for Multicultural Health (CMH) was recently awarded by the Federal Office of Minority Health with funding to work in three health areas with significant disparities among racial/ethnic minorities. For the next three years, CMH will focus part of its efforts and resources on these three health issues affecting Utah’s minorities today. They are:

- Health Access for Asians, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives

- Birth Outcomes for Blacks/African Americans and Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives

-Obesity in Blacks/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives.

We are looking for your assistance as we move forward. As we share our goals and seek out possible members of our advisory boards, we hope to extend our collaboration and efforts with anyone interested in reducing health disparities among ethnic minorities in Utah. We are looking for people experienced and passionate about any of these three issues. If you are think you might be a good candidate to serve in any of these boards, answer the following questions and send your response to Dulce Díez at ddiez@utah.gov or fax 801-536-0956. Nominate just yourself; if you know other possible candidates, forward this information to them and let them fill out the form. Nomination period ends October 29.

Minority Health Advisory Boards Nomination
Name:
Email:
Phone Number(s):
Agency:
Job title at your current agency:

You are interested in being part of : (indicate all that apply):
o Birth Outcomes in Minorities Advisory Board (Target population: Blacks/African Americans and Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives)
o Obesity in Minorities Advisory Board (Target population: Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives)
o Health Access for Minorities Advisory Board (Target population: Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives)

Briefly explain why you are interested in being part of this advisory board. (Maximum 10 lines)

Briefly describe your previous experience in this area. (Maximum 10 lines)

Briefly describe your previous experience working with the target population. (Maximum 10 lines)


Nomination period ends October 29. Selected candidates will be notified no later than November 4.

Questions: Contact Dulce Díez ddiez@utah.gov 801-273-4139

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