Resource Persons NetworkWhat We Do
The Resource Persons Network is a group of professionals who volunteer their services in support of the OMHRC's mission to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. The primary goal of the RPN is to provide technical and capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations and institutions on behalf of the OMHRC for the purpose of assisting local efforts to improve minority health.
Ask for Technical or Capacity-Building Assistance
Members of the RPN are a critical component of the OMHRC outreach effort to provide technical and capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations and institutions serving minority populations.
Typical activities include:
- Reviewing grant proposals
- Speaking at conferences and workshops
- Serving as advisor to committees and workgroups
- Assisting with program/organizational development
- Offering guidance on preparing reports and speeches
RPN members assist OMH with a variety of minority health issues. For example, RPN members with expertise in HIV/AIDS are helping OMH with the HHS Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative, aimed at reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on racial and ethnic minorities.
If you are seeking technical assistance and would like to be linked with one of our RPN members, call the OMHRC at (800) 444-6472 or email at email@example.com. Ask our Information Specialists to conduct an RPN database search for a health professional with expertise in the area(s) of need.
Become a Member
The OMHRC welcomes applications from multidisciplinary health professionals who are interested in joining the Resource Persons Network. RPN members have expertise in a variety of fields, including cancer, research, funding, adolescent health and aging issues. The OMHRC is currently looking to increase the number of RPN members that have expertise in cultural competency and research and data analysis.
Applicants should have proven experience in minority health, working with community-based organizations and public health institutions on program development, organizational development, grant management, or specific health issues. Expertise should be related to one or multiple minority groups. All applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working with minority health issues.
Interested professionals should call our toll-free number at 1-800-444-6472 to obtain an RPN application; or Click here to complete the application online
If you choose to print and mail your application, completed applications should be returned to:
RPN Program Manager
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, D.C. 20013.
You can email your completed application to RPN Program Manager.
Please remember to attach your resume or CV to all completed applications.