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Cross-Cutting Issues

  • 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.

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