Office of Minority Health and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center - OMH

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The Tower Building 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
1-800-444-6472 (Voice - Toll-free)
240-453-2882 (Voice)
240-453-2883 (FAX)


The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. OMH's 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. 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 nation. OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.

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Review Date

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011