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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 25-member cohort is committed to advancing health equity and diversity throughout Oregon.

"The information provided me the language and tools to use when addressing health inequities."
- former DELTA participant

​​CLOSED: We are no longer accepting applications​​​​ for the 2016 DELTA cohort. 

2015 DELTA Cohort and staff at Cha Cha Lu Cultural Center and Museum in Grand Ronde

Participant Biographies 

  • Build the ability and commitment of Oregon’s health leaders to eliminate health disparities.
  • Develop collaborative approaches and partnerships to promote health equity across Oregon’s health systems.
  • Inspire leaders to address barriers to achieving the best health outcomes for Oregonians.

After the program, the cohort will drive equity and inclusion within Oregon’s health systems. In doing so, equity, diversity, and inclusion will be built into the work of their organizations.​

Program StructureList of health equtiy project examples

  • 25 cohort members
  • 9-month program
  • 1 full-day training per month
  • Classroom instruction, group conversations, small group activities, multimedia, and interactive games
  • Individual Health Equity projects
  • Evaluations


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

Training Cohort

DELTA Cohort members receive the following:

  • 40 hours of classroom training to develop and institutionalize health equity policies and practices
  • 10 hours of individual consulting
  • Help identifying action items
  • Developing cross-sector relationships
For information on participating, becoming a trainer, or sponsoring a training session, contact: 
Anastasia Sofranac, DELTA Coordinator - Ph. 971-673-1333​

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.