Office of Minority Health and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center - OMH
Other Contact Information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 650
800-444-6472 (Voice - Toll-free, publication requests)
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health. OMH advises the Secretary and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) on public health issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos.
OMH has a role in the development and coordination of Federal health policy by addressing minority health concerns and making progress to eliminate health disparities. OMH helps to ensure that Federal, State, and local health programs take into account the needs of disadvantaged and racial and ethnic populations, including their specific and cultural characteristics. OMH operates the OMH Resource Center (OMHRC), which serves as an information and referral service on minority health issues for professionals, community groups, consumers, and students.
Together with HHS operating divisions and other Federal departments, OMH works to improve collection and analyses of data on the health of racial and ethnic populations. OMH also monitors efforts to achieve the goals of Healthy People 2010, which has a special focus on eliminating, and not merely reducing, racial and ethnic disparities in health.