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Developing Equity Leadership through Training and Action (DELTA)

What is DELTA?

DELTA (Developing Equity Leadership through Training & Action) is a health equity and inclusion leadership program that includes training, capacity building, and networking to health, community, and policy leaders in Oregon. The purpose of this program is to build and strengthen the capacity of Oregon’s public health and health systems, and community based leaders to promote equity and diversity. This nine-month program trains 25 members committed to advancing health equity and diversity throughout Oregon.


  • Build the capacity and commitment of Oregon leaders to decrease inequities and strive to eliminate health disparities.
  • Develop collaborative approaches, relationships and strategic partnerships to promote community wellness and health equity across Oregon.
  • Inspire leaders to act individually and collectively as proactive change agents to address significant challenges and barriers to achieving optimal health.

Structure and Curriculum

DELTA provides 40 hours of classroom training, hours of individualized technical/coaching assistance and facilitates opportunities for cross-sector partnership. Each participant submits a project proposal that drives and institutionalizes best practices in their organizations that promote health equity and inclusion. The information on upcoming recruitment will be posted soon.

Upon completion of the DELTA program, individuals and their organizations will act as drivers of equity and inclusion within Oregon's health promoting systems. Meeting approximately once per month in different locations throughout the state, members will apply the skills they acquire from the training and facilitate the development and institutionalization of health equity and inclusion strategies in their own settings. In doing so, health equity, diversity development and inclusion will be built into planning, policies, programs, practices, approaches, and resource distribution of these organizations.

Who Can Participate?

If you are leading or engaging in advancing healthy equity in Oregon public health and health systems and community based organizations, then DELTA is for you. We invite you to look at our past-participant biographies for more information.

Participant Biographies

Advisory Committee

DELTA is guided by the Advisory Committees who ensure that the program goals are met.

The main purpose of the Advisory Committee is to:

  • Assist with the recruitment and selection of cohort members statewide each year
  • Recommend relevant curricula and training that focus on equity and inclusion
  • Identify speakers and frameworks that can be utilized by participants for the systemic promotion of equity and inclusion
  • Support partnerships, sustainability and sponsorships for the program
  • Review measurable objectives and providing input on course improvement.