lunes, 10 de junio de 2013

CDC - OMHHE - About - Health Disparities - Health Equity - Office - Minority Health

CDC - OMHHE - About - Health Disparities - Health Equity - Office - Minority Health

Health Equity Matters


Quarterly E-Newsletter to share News, Perspectives, & Progress



OMHHE's e-newsletter intended to promote awareness of minority health and health equity issues, support the achievement of our goals to eliminate health disparities, and foster ongoing communication and collaboration.

Science Speaks

Selected publications from OMHHE authors.


Dr. Walter W. Williams, CDC's second Associate Director for Minority Health, shares reflections of his tenure to commemorate our 25th anniversary.
Reflection, Dr. Walter W. Williams
Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA, Director, OMHHE, CDC  

Conversations in Equity

Dr. Liburd hosts a new CDC blog to share and exchange perspectives and progress in the science and practice of health equity.

News You Can Use!

Timely information on upcoming projects, key personnel changes, and effective programs & initiatives.
News You Can Use
Health Equity Champion  

Health Equity Champion!

We honor Dr. Timothy Shriver for his efforts to promote a policy and culture that understands, supports, and integrates people with disabilities.




Activities, Funding, Trainings, Summits, Conferences & more!

Health Observances


Statistics Highlight

Infant mortality rates did not change significantly in the U.S. from 2000-20005, however, rates among American Indian / Alaska Natives have increased.
Stats, Breastfeeding


Dr. Lynda Anderson describes the Healthy Aging Program as the focal point for older adult health at CDC. Commentary, Healthy Aging

Quick Links

Quick Links

About CDC's Office of Minority Health
& Health Equity (OMHHE)

CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE)

Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation

CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE) Guiding Principle:
Increasing CDC's Impact on Health Equity
The future health of the nation will be determined to a large extent by how effectively we work with communities to eliminate health disparities among those populations experiencing a disproportionate burden of disease, disability, and death.
Persistent health disparities in our country are unacceptable and correctable.
OMHHE Fact Sheet Adobe PDF file
1-page summary of OMHHE's mission, goals, structure, & more.

Name & Organizational Alignment

Legislation requires the establishment of an Office of Minority Health within the Office of the Director at six US Department of Health and Human Services agencies - including CDC - with the head of each office reporting directly to the head of each agency.

Although CDC has had an Office of Minority Health in place for over 20 years (formerly the Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities or OMHD), in order to comply with all provisions of the new statute, CDC organizationally re-aligned and re-named it's office: Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE).

HHS approved all six of these minority health offices in April 2011.

Compelling evidence that race & ethnicity correlate with persistent, and often increasing, health disparities among US populations demands National attention.

Other Populations by High Burden of Morbidity & Mortality

Vulnerable Populations

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