New York State Department of Health
1 Corning Tower Bldg, Room 780, Albany, NY 12237
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The New York State Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving access to high-quality healthcare, improving health outcomes, and eliminating health inequities for racial and ethnic minorities. The office designs and manages projects to promote and protect the health of racial and ethnic minorities in the state of New York.
Grant Project Information
State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health
The State Partnership project seeks to improve health care access for rural minorities by providing adequate health insurance coverage, promoting service utilization, and addressing uneven service quality. The project intends to increase health insurance among rural minorities, particularly African-Americans, American Indians, Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics. Specific activities include strengthening individual knowledge and skills that lead to healthy behaviors and promoting community education through workshops, training, webcasts, health fairs, health screenings and nutrition/health information dissemination. The activities will also educate providers to address health disparities and ensure delivery of culturally competent care, foster coalitions and networks, and change organizational practices. The intended outcomes include increasing information on the health care needs of the targeted rural minority populations, increasing public insurance program enrollment, increasing health service utilization, improving health behaviors, increasing quality of care, and improving provider/patient interactions. The project will utilize needs assessments, case studies and site visits to collect the number of eligible rural minorities enrolled in pubic insurance programs, the number of referrals and the number of rural minorities participating in learning events.
OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute:
- Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
- Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
- Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)
Key Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives toward which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):
Healthy People objectives were not identified.