Welcome to the Office of Minority Health (OMH)
Poor health outcomes for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are apparent when comparing their health indicators against the rest of the U.S. population.
These minority populations experience higher rates of illness and death from health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, specific cancers, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, mental health, asthma, hepatitis B, and overweight and obesity.
The Office of Minority Health's (OMH) primary responsibility 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. Further, OMH seeks to eliminate health disparities as they relate to groups impacted by disability, gender, age, and sexual orientation.
OMH is committed to culturally and linguistically competent systems that will ensure the needs of minority communities are integrated and addressed within health-related programs across the state.
OMH News Upadtes
2013 Black History Month
Body & Soul in Motion - October Newsletter