sábado, 23 de agosto de 2014

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

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

Conversations in Equity


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

Water Wellness

I’ve had a longstanding professional interest in cultural perspectives on obesity – particularly among African American women.  In fact, it was a central focus of my doctoral studies. I conducted my research between 2001 and 2005, but I continue to be intrigued by the social and cultural meanings ascribed to body size and shape. These meanings vary by race and ethnicity, social class, religion, country of birth, whether you live in the north, south or on the west coast of the U.S., and a host of other factors.  Scholars have analyzed obesity and body size among women from the standpoints of feminism, capitalism, psychology, philosophy, Foucauldian power relations, sociology, and anthropology.  Representations and explorations of the large Black female body are also found in poetry, literature, and the visual arts.

More - Click to continue reading the rest of this post and to share comments on the blog page.


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 its 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.

No hay comentarios: