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Developing Equity Leadership through Training and Action (DELTA)
DELTA is a health equity and inclusion leadership program that includes training, coaching, and networking to health, community, and policy leaders in Oregon. This 9 month program trains 25-members committed to advancing health equity and diversity throughout Oregon. 

DELTA provides 40 hours of classroom training, 10 hours of individualized technical assistance, and faciliates opportunities for cross-sector partnership. Each participant submits a project prior to graduation that drives and institutionalizes best practices in their organizations that promotes health equity and inclusion. Applications for the next statewide cohort (Oct 2016-May 2017) will be available at the end of August. Note that the DELTA program is shifting its funding model due to the closeout of previous grant funding
There are opportunities to participate in the DELTA program through sponsorship. A sponsorship of $10,000 designates a space for one employee/member of your organization, and provides matching funds for a second individual from another community based organization needing financial assistance to participate. For more details, please contact Anastasia Sofranac directly. 

Eastern and Central Oregon DELTA (Spring - Summer 2016)

We will be piloting a modified version of our DELTA program with a region-specific 10-person cohort, with a focus on Eastern and Central Oregon. The training will be for four months and participants will meet for two full days per month, through April 2016 - July 2016, while concurrently working on health equity-related projects to bring back to their respective organizations. 

Applications are now open for this pilot DELTA, participants from the following counties are encouraged to apply: Malheur, Harney, Crook, Wheeler, Morrow, Umatilla, Baker, Wallowa, Union, Grant, Umatilla, Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco, &/or Jefferson. ​

List of health equtiy project examples




DELTA trainings are delivered across the state by local, state, and national leaders in health equity and inclusion, and may include:

  • Diversity in Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention with John Lenssen and Leann Johnson
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data & Health Equity Metrics with Ignatius Bau
  • Effective Community Engagement with local Oregon organizations
  • Health Literacy & Language Access with Janet Ohene-Frempong
  • Using the Equity & Empowerment Lens with Ben Duncan
  • Health Equity Leadership and Strategic Planning with Dr. Winston Wong 

Participant Biographies 


Participating Organizations

1000 Friends of Oregon
Advantage Dental
African American Health Coalition
Asian Health & Services Center
Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon
Cambia Health Foundation
CareOregon​, Cascade AIDS Project
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
Central City Concern, ​Clackamas County – Children Youth, & Families, Behavioral Health
City of Portland – Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Community Health Center of White City
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs- HHS
Department of Human Services - Aging & People with Disabilities
Family Care, Inc.
Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.
Health Share of Oregon
Home Forward
International Center for Traditional Childbearing
Jackson Care Connect
Jackson County Sheriff's Office
La Clinica
Marion County Health Department
Metropolitan Family Services
Multnomah County, Addictions & Mental Health
Next Door Inc.
Northeast Oregon Network
OHSU Knight Cancer Center
OHSU School of Nursing – Ashland
Oregon Center for Nursing, Oregon Dept of Education – Child Nutrition Program
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Oregon Department of Human Services - Self-Sufficiency Training Unit
Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health
Oregon Health Authority - Public Health Division, Immunizations, Maternal & Child Health, Transformation Center, reproductive Health, Addictions & Mental Health
Oregon Health Authority- Public Health Division, Immunizations, Maternal & Child Health, Addictions & Mental Health
Oregon Health Co-op
Oregon Office on Disability & Health
Oregon Primary Care Assoc.
Oregon Public Health Institute
Portland Community College’s CLIMB
Salem Health
Susan G. Komen Foundation of Oregon & SW Washington
Trillium Community Health Plan
Tuality Health Alliance
United Way of Lane County
Urban League of Portland
Volunteers of America
Willamette Valley Community Health
Yamhill County & Yamhill County CCO
​The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-12-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies. 

For information, please contact: 
Anastasia Sofranac, DELTA Coordinator - Ph. 971-673-1333​​