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     Office of Minority Health &
     Health Disparities (OMHD)
     Centers for Disease Control
     & Prevention (CDC)
      Mail Stop E-67
     1600 Clifton Road, NE
     Atlanta, GA 30333
     Phone: (404) 498-2320
     Fax: (404) 498-2355
     Email: OMHD@cdc.gov 









Last Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2007
Last Modified: Oct. 17, 2008
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Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD)

Life expectancy and overall health have improved in recent years for most Americans, thanks in part to an increased focus on preventive medicine and dynamic new advances in medical technology.  However, while Americans as a group are healthier and living longer, the nation's health status will never be as good as it can be as long as there are segments of the population with poor health status. Current information about the biologic and genetic characteristics of minority and underserved populations does not explain the health disparities experienced by these groups.

CDC aims to eliminate health disparities for vulnerable populations as defined by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, geography, gender, age, disability status, risk status related to sex and gender, and among other populations identified to be at-risk for health disparities.

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OMHD AtoZ List  
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CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD) A to Z Topic List....more

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions and corresponding answers....more

OMHD Calendar  
OMHD Calendar
Conferences & Events related to Minority Health &/or Health Disparities....more


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Mens Health Week, June 11-17, 2007  
Highlights in Minority Health & Health Disparities
Current Highlight on a Minority Health &/or Health Disparities Topic....more

CDC Spotlight: Disability Awareness  
October is Disability Awareness Month
Learn more about promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities...more   Spotlight: Improving the Health and Wellness of People with Disabilities
Uninsured Americans  
Uninsured Americans
Health insurance coverage improves access and quality of medical care and can contribute to the overall health of Americans...more
CDC Spotlight: LGBT Health  
LGBT Health
The gay and lesbian population comprises a diverse community with disparate health concerns...more
CDC Spotlight: Strength Training for Older Adults  
Strength Training for Older Adults
Learn how older adults can become stronger and healthier...more
Aging Data
Youth Risk Behavior & Surveillance System (YRBSS)  
Youth Risk Behavior & Surveillance System (YRBSS)
Data and Statistics....more

Public Health is Global Health: An Innovative Approach to Fighting Disease in Uganda  
Public Health is Global Health: AN Innovative Approach to Fighting Disease in Uganda
A National Live Satellite Broadcast & Webcast, 2pm EST, September 27, 2007...more
CDC's Health Protection Goals  
CDC Health Protection Goals.
CDC's New Goals and Strategic Objectives are set up to address Disparities in every aspect of CDC work....more
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