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Posted on October 6, 2022
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a number of steps to improve language access through HHS programs and advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of overcoming barriers to equity in health care and human services.
Posted on December 30, 2021
Washington, D.C.—Fifteen organizations and individuals have won the first phase of the HIV Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP). The HIV Challenge was created to engage individuals, communities, and community-based organizations to identify innovative and practical approaches to reduce HIV stigma and disparities and increase prevention and treatment among racial and ethnic minority communities. The 15 winners were chosen from more than 80 submissions from individuals and organizations from around the U.S. Each Phase 1 winner will receive a prize of $20,000 and will advance to the second phase of the challenge.
Posted on September 30, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced nearly $2 million in awards to the University of Hawaii and the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences for a new initiative to establish the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (the Center). The Center will support efforts including education, service and policy development, and research related to advancing sustainable solutions to address health disparities and advance health equity among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations.
Posted on August 5, 2021
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of The HIV Challenge, a national competition to engage communities to reduce HIV-related stigma and increase prevention and treatment among racial and ethnic minority people. The HIV Challenge is part of a new partnership between the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) and the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH).
Posted on June 28, 2021
Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $250 million in grant awards to 73 local governments as part of a new, two-year initiative to identify and implement best practices for improving health literacy to enhance COVID-19 vaccination and other mitigation practices among underserved populations. The Advancing Health Literacy (AHL) to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 initiative is part of the Biden/Harris Administration’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.
Posted on October 8, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020Contact: Tony Welch 240-453-8833OMHMedia@HHS.govHHS Office of Minority Health Awards Grants to Increase Economic Stability and Address Adverse Childhood ExperiencesWashington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $9.9 million in grants to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through activities aimed at increasing economic stability. The Community-based Approaches to Strengthening Economic Supports for Working Families initiative will serve low-income working families
Posted on October 8, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020Contact: Tony Welch 240-453-8833OMHMedia@HHS.govHHS Office of Minority Health Awards State and Local Grants to Help Reduce Health DisparitiesWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) today announced more than $3.5 million in demonstration grants to document and sustain disparity-reducing interventions in 12 communities across the United States. The State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions will support projects which demonstrate
Posted on October 1, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2020Contact: Tony Welch 240-453-8833OMHMedia@HHS.govHHS Office of Minority Health Awards $1.25 Million to Improve Treatment for Children with Sickle Cell DiseaseWashington, D.C. – Today, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $1.25 million grant to help improve treatment for children with sickle cell disease (SCD). The demonstration grant will determine the feasibility and effectiveness of providing financial incentives to providers to improve the quality of life for children with SCD through
Posted on October 1, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2020Contact: Tony Welch 240-453-8833OMHMedia@HHS.govHHS Office of Minority Health Announces $1 Million Award to Develop National Sickle Cell Disease Data Collection System Washington, D.C. – The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today an approximately $1,000,000 grant to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to develop and implement a national sickle cell disease (SCD) clinical data collection platform. The Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Data Collection Platform initiative will be led by ASH
Posted on October 1, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2020Contact: Tony Welch 240-453-8833OMHMedia@HHS.govHHS Office of Minority Health Awards $1.25 Million to Improve Treatment for Children with Sickle Cell DiseaseWashington, D.C. – Today, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $1.25 million grant to help improve treatment for children with sickle cell disease (SCD). The demonstration grant will determine the feasibility and effectiveness of providing financial incentives to providers to improve the quality of life for children with SCD through