MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Marshan Marick, DrPH, MPH
is an Instructor and Director of the Public Health undergraduate program at Langston University.  Responsible for instruction, advisement and recruitment, Dr. Marick teaches courses in community health, program planning and evaluation, health disparities and inequality, human sexual behavior, and public health leadership.  Her research interests are in health disparities, workforce development, and health literacy.
 
Dr. Marick is continually looking for ways to place public health in the forefront of the communities in which she serves.  She is involved in various facets of public health in an effort to facilitate change.  She is an active member of the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign Steering Committee which strives to maximize the health potential of all Oklahomans through resources and opportunities available throughout our communities.  Additionally, Dr. Marick is an executive steering committee member of the recently formed North Tulsa Community Coalition which is working to strategically address the social factors that impact the lives of north Tulsa residents.  Most recently, she led a project to develop an online training for community health workers for the local health department, which is being considered for statewide implementation.  Dr. Marick is actively pursuing additional research funding to establish Langston University as an expert in minority health in Oklahoma.
 
Dr. Marick has had the privilege of serving the residents of Oklahoma for over fifteen years.  Her experiences as a health educator have afforded her the opportunity to increase awareness and support behavior change related to chronic disease management.   Witnessing the continual gaps in health outcomes, has motivated her to identify additional ways in which she can make a tangible difference in the health of the community. Dr. Marick obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Tulsa, and a Master and doctoral degrees in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 
ARKANSAS UPDATE


LOUISIANA UPDATE


NEW MEXICO UPDATE


State and community partners in New Mexico have created and are promoting two LGBTQ+ awareness projects as part of the "New Mexico Communities of Care." 
An educational training film that explores the challenges our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc. (LGBTQ+) young people face and how adults can be supportive allies.  
An educational training video explores how you can make your organization more supportive, inclusive, and welcoming for LGBTQ+ youth and families.

These resources will be featured in an upcoming LGBTQ training module, which will include other trainings, resources and CEUs, coming soon to the New Mexico Cultural Competence Information and Education Center.

For more information please visit: www.nmcoe.org

OKLAHOMA UPDATE


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TEXAS UPDATE
Implementing CLAS in Health and Health Care 
 
The Texas Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), has engaged and increased awareness and knowledge of over 2,500  health and healthcare providers on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care and provided tools and resources to trained providers through bi-weekly CLASInTexas e-news. Providers were educated, through interactive presentations, on how to provide culturally appropriate health and healthcare services.  Next steps include incorporating relevant components of the National CLAS Standards in Texas Health and Human Services agency. Findings will help OMHHE identify CLAS-related gaps and inconsistencies in HHS programs/divisions to inform policy and practice change for improving program planning, operation, and service delivery.


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