The Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care. The Office also:

  1. promotes the collection of health data by racial, ethnic, and primary language categories and strengthening infrastructures for data collection, reporting, and sharing;
  2. works to increase awareness of the major health problems of racial and ethnic minorities and factors that influence health;
  3. establishes and strengthens networks, coalitions, and partnerships to identify and solve health problems;
  4. develops and promotes policies, programs, and practices to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity;
  5. fosters research, demonstrations, scientific investigations, and evaluations aimed at improving health;
  6. funds demonstration programs that can inform health policy and the effectiveness of strategies for improving health.


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