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Executive Orders & Initiatives

Executive Orders

The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) coordinates CDC activities for White House and Departmental Initiatives aimed at improving the ability of educational institutions to serve racial and ethnic minorities and addressing the health and human service concerns of racialand ethnic minorities.

White House Executive Orders

Executive Order 13621.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Issued July 26, 2012.

Executive Order 13532.
Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Issued February 26, 2010.

Executive Order 13555.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Issued October 19, 2010.

Executive Order 13592.
Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
Issued December 2, 2011.

Executive Order 13515.
Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs
Issued October 14, 2009.

Executive Order 13171.
Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government
Issued October 12, 2000.

Executive Order 13166.
Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency
Issued August 11, 2000;
See Department of Justice notice
issued August 11, 2000.

Departmental Initiatives


Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH U.S.)

Through REACH U.S., a national, multilevel program, CDC supports 40 grantee partners that establish community-based programs and culturally-appropriate interventions to eliminate health disparities.

Other Initiatives

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CDC/HRSA Inter-Agency Agreement in support of the Annual Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers Stream Forums

This interagency agreement provides supplemental support to the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. to support three annual Farmworker Stream Forums.

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