The Florida Department of Health's Mission
To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
Department of Health Vision
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
Department of Health Values
Innovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.
Accountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
Responsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.
Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.
The Office of Minority Health's mission is to improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities by developing or advancing policies, programs, and practices that address health, social, economic, environmental, and other factors which impact health.
The Florida Department of Health's Office of Minority Health seeks to eliminate health disparities as they relate to groups impacted by disability, gender, age, and sexual orientation for all Floridians.
The History of OMH
1993 Florida's Minority Health Improvement Act authorized the Minority Health Commission.
- 1995 The Commission was sunset.
- 1998 The Department of Health established the Office of Equal Opportunity and Minority Health.
- 2004 The Florida Legislature established the Office of Minority Health within the Department of Health, Section 20.43 (9) Florida Statute.