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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.

Program 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.

2020-2021 Cohort

Training Dates
9/24, 10/22-10/23, 11/12-11/13, 12/10-12/11, 1/14-1/15, 2/11-2/12, 3/11-3/12,4/8-4/9, 5/13-5/14, 6/10-6/11, 6/24
Training Time 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All trainings are conducted via Zoom this year.
Curriculum (potential)

The curriculum this year will be contextualized on the learnings and shortcomings highlighted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Structural Racism: Power and Privilege
  • Historical Trauma, Healing and Resilience
  • CLAS Standards, Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data, Health Equity Metrics
  • Effective Community Engagement: Centering the Community
  • Language Access and Communication
  • Workforce Development, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Health Equity Leadership, Measurement and Strategic Planning
Who should apply Any leader who can act individually and collectively as a proactive change agent to address significant challenges and barriers to achieving optimal health outcomes for all Oregonians.

Sponsorship is open to any agency, organization or coalition who wishes to support the DELTA program. 

Sponsorship Rates are based on the annual operating budget of the sponsoring entity.

Operating Budget
Sliding Scale
Less than $1Million
$1 Million – $10 Million
$10 Million or Greater

  • This includes participating cost during the program. The program is eligible for up to 67.5 CME credits.
Please Note: This fee structure is constructed to reflect the change in the delivery of the training this year due to COVID-19.

Scholarship Opportunities: We are offering additional need-based scholarships to grassroot community-based organization that work to drive equity and inclusion in the healthcare sector in Oregon but do not have the budget for leadership development.

Partnership Opportunities

STAR Partners: DELTA's STAR Partners are sponsoring partners who support DELTA by sponsoring a participant. If an individual from a community-based organization is unable to cover training costs, these funds would allow an applicant to cover their cost for registration and participation. 

If your organization is interested in the partnership opportunity, please connect with the DELTA Coordinator via email: ( or by phone: 503-951-2616.

Interested in learning more? Please watch our informational webinar from August 10, 2020.

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

For more information, please contact DELTA Program Coordinator, Ritu Dhungana: