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Developing Equity Leadership through Training and Action (DELTA)

We are currently making changes in DELTA Program. New information will be posted in the next few weeks. Please stay tuned!


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. Starting in 2013, this nine-month program trains 25 members committed to advancing health equity and diversity throughout Oregon. 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.

  • 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.
  • Gain greater understanding of the intersection of trauma, healing communities and behavioral health disparities by dismantling systems that perpetuate inequities of care and take action that can heal communities and build a care system that is both trauma-informed & culturally resonant.

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. 

  Statewide/multidisciplinary cohort
Dates, times & locations


Curriculum (potential)
  • Diversity in Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention and its intersection with Unconscious Bias
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data and Health Equity Metrics
  • Effective Community Engagement with local Oregon organizations in the Context of Historical Trauma
  • Health Literacy and Language Access
  • Using the Equity and Empowerment Lens Tools
  • Health Equity Leadership, Measurement and Strategic Planning

Who should attend/apply The information on this will be posted soon. 
Cost We plan to introduce a new sliding scale format in the Summer 2019.

Interested in learning more? Watch the informational webinar from August 15, 2018.

Advisory Committee

DELTA will be reconvening a new Advisory Committee. We will update the information in the next few months.

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

Health Equity Projects: Examples

  • Workforce diversity strategic planning
  • Diabetes management programming in American Indian/Alaskan Native Populations
  • Community Health Improvement Planning
  • Quality Insurance (QI) measures for health equity
  • Cancer screening for disparities reduction among Latinos
  • Community engagement planningMental health interventions in racial/ethnic minority communities
  • Mental health interventions in racial/ethnic minority communities
  • Cultural competency among health care provider

Participant Biographies

Participating Organizations

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.

The DELTA Coordinator position is under transition. Information will be posted as soon as it is finalized. 

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