FDA's Office of Minority Health will work to support FDA's mission to protect the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, the food supply, biological products, medical devices, cosmetics, radiation-emitting products and by regulating tobacco. The FDA OMH will also work to support the HHS Office of Minority Health's efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities and to improve minority health and the quality of health care that minorities receive. FDA's Office of Minority Health will achieve its mission by coordinating minority health efforts across the agency, advocating within and outside the agency for the appropriate participation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials and analyses of subpopulation data, communicating agency information to minority groups and promoting the participation of minority health professionals in FDA activities.
- Strengthen FDA capacity to address minority health and health disparities across the Agency through coordinated leadership on regulatory actions and decision making,
- Promote effective communication and the dissemination of information to the public, particularly underserved, vulnerable populations and
- Improve and strengthen the research and the evaluation of sub-population data associations with race and ethnicity.
Jonca Bull, MD, Director, Office of Minority Health
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