Thursday, September 19, 2013

Working Together to Make a Difference: Office of Health Disparities Summit

We have just finished our 3-year grant cycle with the federal Office of Minority Health.  Office of Health Disparities staff and Board Members recently gathered to celebrate out achievements.  

Dulce Diez, Manager of OHD, reported back to the boards on our work over the past three years.

Dr. David Patton, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health, offered some words of wisdom.

We are so grateful to the contractors who have tirelessly worked with us to address health disparities during the past three years:

People's Health Clinic

The Queen Center

National Tongan American Society

and Project Success

Dr. Pamela Perlich of the University of Utah educated us about the changing demographics of Utah and the need to seek out new sources of local demographic data.

Jason Stevenson of the Utah Health Policy Project updated us on the navigator program of the Affordable Care Act.

We sharpened our skills of influence to help us affect change and address health disparities.

And we still had time for networking.

We even enjoyed a few rounds of Speed Networking!

And now we have good news.  We have a new OMH grant that will keep us funded for another two years!

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