Establish an advisory body to monitor the implementation of the National Hispanic/Latino Health Initiative and to ensure accountability within all offices of DHHS.
Ensure that all racial/ethnic minority populations be given equal access to all relevant resources of the Office of Minority Health of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
Establish offices of minority health in all public health agencies, and, for those already established, provide adequate resources and staffing to ensure access to health care for all Americans.
Develop national, uniform standards for quality of care.
Provide appropriate resources to strengthen public health assessment, policy development, and surveillance activities pertaining to Hispanic/Latino health issues.
Ensure that organizations serving Hispanics/Latinos are culturally competent and represent their needs.
Increase resources to maintain adequate data on Hispanic/Latino health issues.
Disseminate Hispanic/Latino research, data, and health information via centralized clearinghouses to researchers, health care providers, and others who require such data.
Appoint Hispanics/Latinos to review panels, study sections, PHS advisory councils, and working groups at the Federal, State and local levels.
Ensure that at least 50 percent of the boards of organizations serving Hispanics/Latinos are Hispanics/Latinos, with Hispanics/Latinos in key administrative and program staff positions.
Develop regulations that require private and gateway.html institutions (including universities) that serve Hispanics/Latinos to include adequate Hispanic/Latino representation at decision-making levels.
Secure scholarships for training Hispanic/Latino leaders in all health professions (clinical and nonclinical).
Enforce existing Federal and State mandates to ensure opportunities for Hispanics/Latinos in higher education (faculty and boards), decision-making positions, and the workplace.
Base health promotion and disease prevention efforts on the needs of the community being served.
Promote the participation of health care providers and the community in health promotion and disease prevention outreach activities.
Coordinate the administration of intervention to ensure effective and efficient management.