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Report to Congress 2013
Promising Approaches and Best Practices
The Office of Minority Health addresses disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services and barriers to health care for racial and ethnic minorities. Key strategies of our mission include:
The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions HHS will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. The Office of Minority Health is leading the charge to put the HHS Disparities Action Plan into practice.
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities reaches out to the grassroots level to mobilize a nationwide, comprehensive, community-driven and sustained approach to combating health disparities.
National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity provides a common set of goals and objectives for public and private sector partnerships to help racial and ethnic minorities - and other underserved groups - reach their full health potential.
Funding and ProgramsOffice of Minority Health grants support public and private community-based practices and innovative program models that address health disparities through improvements in public awareness, education, prevention and service delivery to minority communities.
Health Campaigns and Observances
Through targeted information and education campaigns and special observances, the Office of Minority Health works to heighten public awareness on programs and initiatives that are aimed at reducing health and health care disparities and advancing health equity.
HHS Promotores de Salud Initiative
Promotores are health (salud) workers and advocates dedicated to promoting health in Hispanic/Latino communities. The Promotores de Salud Initiative utilizes promotores' expertise and relationships with community members to convey information on health and wellness, the availability of support services and access to health services.
Performance Improvement and Management System
Our Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) helps managers, staff, grantees, partners and other stakeholders improve the quality of planning, implementation and evaluation of grant programs.