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The advisory committee advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on ways to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations, and on the development of goals and program activities within the Department.
The Advisory Committee on Minority Health was created by the Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998 (PL 105-392).
Voting members shall be appointed by the Secretary from among individuals who are not officers or employees of the Federal Government and who have expertise regarding issues of minority health. The racial and ethnic minority groups shall be equally represented among such members.
The Committee is expected to meet four times a year. Meetings are normally open to the public. This website will have dates and agendas for all the meetings.
Date: July 8 – 9, 2014
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, WDC 20008
Advisory Committee's Recommendation Report on Assuring Health Equity for Minority Persons with Disabilities [PDF | 2.2 MB]
The HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health has published their recommendations for improving the health of minorities with physical disabilities. This most recent report takes a look at this population and makes five key suggestions to raise awareness about minorities with disabilities and focused efforts that will improve research efforts and promote health equity.
Advisory Committee's Recommendation Report - March 2010 [PDF | 261 KB]
The HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health has published their recommendations for improving the public health, overall, and increasing health equity, which they suggest can be met through the establishment of a federal health equity commission that would focus on sustainable progress in these areas.
Advisory Committee Reports on Health Reform - July 2009 [PDF | 848 KB]
The Advisory Committee on Minority Health submitted their report to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with suggestions to ensure that health care reform meets health care needs of minority communities and eliminates health disparities.
Ms. Monica A. Baltimore
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, Maryland 20852.