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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 nine-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 2017 - May 2018) will be available in August 2017. 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

Be sure to attach your current résumé.

What's new this year?

  • The cohort will begin in the fall (instead of in January).
  • The application is now online!
  • Twenty individuals will be selected.
  • Opportunities to participate in the DELTA program will include Partnership or Scholarship.
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 and Health Equity Metrics with Ignatius Bau
  • Effective Community Engagement with local Oregon organizations
  • Health Literacy and Language Access with Janet Ohene-Frempong
  • Using the Equity and 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
Crook County Health Department
Department of Human Services - Aging & People with Disabilities
Family Care, Inc.
Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.
HAVEN from Sexual & Domestic Violence - The Dalles
HeadStart of Union County Oregon
Health Share of Oregon
Home Forward
International Center for Traditional Childbearing
Jackson Care Connect
Jackson County Sheriff's Office
La Clinica
Let's Talk Diversity Regional Health Equity Coalition
Marion County Health Department
Metropolitan Family Services
Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Multnomah County, Addictions & Mental Health
Next Door Inc.
North Central Public Health District
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
Planned Parenthood of Central Oregon
Portland Community College’s CLIMB
Salem Health
Susan G. Komen Foundation of Oregon & SW Washington
Trillium Community Health Plan
Tuality Health Alliance
Umatilla County Health Department
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​​