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Office of Minority Health

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About the Office of Minority Health

Our Mission

The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.

Our Work

Key strategies of the Office of Minority Health mission include:

  • Developing and promoting policies, programs and practices to achieve health equity
  • Funding demonstration programs at the regional, state and local level that can contribute to health policy and the effectiveness of strategies for improving health
  • Improving data collection, reporting and sharing for ethnic and racial minority populations
  • Fostering research and evaluation
  • Establishing and strengthening networks, coalitions and partnerships to identify and solve health problems

Our Resources

The Office of Minority Health supports health equity through:

Our History

The Office of Minority Health was created in 1986 as one of the most significant outcomes of the Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health (Heckler Report). This landmark report marked the first convening of a group of health experts by the U.S. government to conduct a comprehensive study of racial and ethnic minority health.

Last Modified: 11/19/2019 1:48:00 PM