Committees and Working Groups

The Office of Minority Health leads the following committees and working groups to coordinate the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) efforts to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity.

Advisory Committee on Minority Health: Advises the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health on ways to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations, and on the development of goals and program activities within the Office of Minority Health.

HHS Health Disparities Council: Serves as the venue to share information, leverage HHS investments, coordinate HHS activities, reduce program duplication and track progress on the strategies and actions of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Interdepartmental Health Equity Collaborative (IHEC): Fosters a community of stakeholders engaged in addressing health disparities and social determinants of health by building capacity for equitable policies, programs, and practices, promoting strategic partnerships, and sharing relevant models for action.