HDEART Health Equity Scholars
& Alumni Network

Benefits of a HHESA Network Membership

The main objective of HHESA is to connect the dots – those who have been a part of the Health Equity Scholars Programs across America – so that you are aware of others in your field. That there is a space where you can connect to exchange information, ideas, opportunities, experiences, etc. to support and help facilitate each other’s success and advance health equity work.
What we are asking from you now:

  1. Help disseminate information about the HDEART Health Equity Scholars & Alumni Network and encourage individuals to join
  2. Help recruit trainees and faculty to attend the summer workshop and fall course
  3. Interface with your respective institutional leaders and HDEART colleagues to advance our educational and research initiatives.

At the moment we are not asking any for any membership dues. However, once the 501c3 is finalized, we will asking every member of the network to consider donating a minimum of $10 per month ($120/year) to support the development of the network and help defray the cost of future trainees to attend the summer workshop. Based on the level of support, we will extend a discounted registration fee to attend the workshop and access to the archive and future workshops via streaming video. Currently, these videos have been offered to HDEART institutional members to support HDEART-C educational courses. Below is what we are considering:

  • We are looking at a page on the HDEART-C website specifically for HHESA members to facilitate this communication between members
  • We are looking at what type of information should be conveyed on this site? We will be seeking members’ opinions on how would you like this information disseminated (e.g., via email, social networking sites, etc.)
  • We are considering providing you with info (e.g., a fact sheet or something like that describing the initiatives HDEART-C supports?)

Finally, we are asking that you take every opportunity to education your network about and promote progressive social justice initiatives in policy agendas that will help to eliminate inequities. As I mentioned in one my blogs, a hand is stronger when its fingers are pulled together or connecting the dots.