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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/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. Applications for the next statewide cohort (Sept 2018 - April 2019) will be available Summer 2018. Please check back for new applications then! Note that the DELTA program has shifted its funding model due to the closeout of previous grant funding.


The DELTA program is made possible this year by the Meyer Memorial Trust, Western Oregon Advanced Health CCO, Klamath County Public Health Dept., Trillium Community Health Plan/Lane County BH, Mid-Columbia Health Equity Coalition, OHA and Kaiser Permanente. 


    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.

    Health Equity 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

    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 more information, please contact

    Anastasia Sofranac, DELTA Coordinator, 971-673-1333

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