Ms. Gabriela Machado, a recent MPH graduate in epidemiology, was selected by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve as a 2019 Health Equity Fellow for OMH’s health equity fellowship program, the Youth Health Equity Model of Practice. By participating in this Model of Practice, Ms. Machado will be supporting Texas Health Institute’s Oral Health Program to complete a short-term project to research, evaluate and analyze the available data at local, state and national level that would uncover and address the linkages between social determinants of health, overall health and oral health. She will also have a chance to participate in a Health Equity Curriculum which aims to help emerging health professionals apply a health equity lens to health and social problems in future professional and/or academic endeavors and learn about effective strategies to advance health equity work through leadership, capacity building, and funding opportunities.
Ms. Machado will assist in the creation of a core OHNI platform for all 50 states. This includes assisting in developing a state specific page for each state where data unique or proprietary to each state can be uploaded and analyzed along with other publicly available data. This will lead to the analysis and release of the OHNI score for each county in the 50 states.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on July 19