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Virginia State Partnership Grant to Improve Minority Health

Grantee Information

Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St., Ste 1016, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 864-7435 (Phone)
804-864-7440 (Fax) Exit Disclaimer

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) addresses health priorities and health concerns of minority populations in Virginia. The mission of the OMHHE is to identify health inequities, assess their root causes and address them by promoting social justice, influencing policy, establishing partnerships, providing resources and educating the public.

Grant Project Information

FY10 State Partnership Grant to Improve Minority Health
Karen Reed
(804) 864-7435


This State Partnership project seeks to build evidence for effective public health practices and policies designed to address health disparities in Virginia. Health disparities exist among minority populations, particularly African Americans, Hispanics and Asians. This project will improve planning, coordination, collaboration and linkages among public and private entities that address minority health disparities. More specifically, the project will monitor health status to identify community health problems, diagnose and investigate health problems in the community, inform people about health issues, mobilize partnerships to solve health problems and develop policies and plans that support community health efforts. The intended outcomes include increasing collaboration and technical assistance for state agencies and minority communities and, ultimately, reducing health disparities. The project will measure the effectiveness of the project by collecting such data as the number of partnerships facilitated or established, the amount of resources leveraged through partnerships to promote health equity and the number of strategies or interventions developed for addressing community and systems-level factors.

OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):

  • 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.

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