The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) reports on its coordination of 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.
Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE) Reports
Annual Performance Reports
(FY) Fiscal Year
Vital Signs, Hispanic Health
The CDC Vital Signs: Leading Causes of Death, Prevalence of Diseases and Risk Factors, and Use of Health Services Among Hispanics in the United States — 2009–2013, published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), is CDC's first national study of leading causes of death, disease prevalence, risk factors, and access to health services among Hispanics or Latinos living in the U.S.. The study, conducted by CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, used recent national census and health surveillance data to assess differences among non-Hispanic whites, Hispanic/Latinos, 1 out of 6 people living in the U.S. are Hispanic and Hispanic/Latino origin subgroups overall and by sex and nativity, and to identify subpopulations of Hispanic/Latinos at greatest risk for leading causes of death and disease.
For just the report, it can be found directly at MMWR Weekly, May 8, 2015 / 64(17);469-478.
Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities
The CDC Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities - Selected CDC-Sponsored Interventions, United States, 2014, published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), includes selected interventions that reflect effective public health actions supported by CDC that are proven effective or show promise for reducing health disparities at the local or national levels.
For more information, including the 2014 Report, a Report Hand Out, Press Release, and related materials, see CDC's Minority Health, Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities Report Website.
For just the report, it can be found directly at MMWR Supplements, April 18, 2014, Vol. 63, Supplement No.1, Pg.1-48.
CDC Health Disparities & Inequalities Report (CHDIR)
The CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013, published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), is the second consolidated assessment that highlights health disparities and inequalities across a wide range of diseases, behavioral risk factors, environmental exposures, social determinants, and health-care access by sex, race and ethnicity, income, education, disability status and other social characteristics. It provides new data for 19 of the topics published in 2011 and presents 10 new topics.
For more information, including the 2013 Report, a Report Fact Sheet, Topic Tables, and related materials, see CDC's Minority Health, Health Disparities & Inequalities Report Website.
For just the report, it can be found directly at MMWR Supplement, November 22, 2013, Vol. 62, Supplement No. 3, pg. 1-187.
The CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2011, is the first in a series of periodic, consolidated assessments that highlight health disparities by sex, race, and ethnicity, income, education, disability status and other social characteristics in the U.S.
The report provides analysis and reporting of the recent trends and ongoing variations in health disparities and inequalities in selected social and health indicators, both of which are important steps in encouraging actions and facilitating accountability to reduce modifiable disparities by using interventions that are effective and scalable.
For more information, including the 2011 Report, an Executive Summary, Report Fact Sheet, 22 Topic Specific Fact Sheets, and related materials, see CDC's Minority Health, Health Disparities & Inequalities Report, 2011 Website.
For just the report, it can be found directly at MMWR Supplement, January 14, 2011, Vol. 60, pg.1-116.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
- National Partnership for Action (NPA)
- National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity
- HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities
- Measuring Healthcare Quality 2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) Summarizes health care quality and access among various racial, ethnic, and income groups and other priority populations, such as children and older adults.
- HHS OMH Culturallly and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care Sponsored by HHS OMH, CLAS includes recommendations for national standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health care.
- Making Cancer Health Disparities History A Report of the Trans-HHS Cancer Health Disparities Progress Review Group.
- For more, please see HHS OMH Reports
Other Health Disparities & Related Reports
- Healthy People 2020
- Meeting on Health Care Disparities U.S. Commission on Civil Rights,
June 12th, 2009
- HHS in the 21st Century: Charting a New Course for a Healthier America Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM)
December 9th, 2008
- Minorities in Medicine: An Ethnic and Cultural Challenge for Physician Training, An Update Council on Graduate Medical Education,
17th Report, 2005
- Disparities in Lung Health Series American Lung Association,
The 1985 HHS Heckler Report
CDC's Office of Minority Health was established by the CDC Director on August 8, 1988 as a small coordination office, set up in response to Secretary Heckler's 1985 landmark report on minority health. To view the full report, see the links below:
The Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black & Minority Health
Margaret M. Heckler, HHS Secretary October 16, 1985.
- Volume 1: Executive Summary
- Volume 2: Crosscutting Issues
in Minority Health
- Volume 3: Cancer
- Volume 4, Part 1: Cardiovascular
& Cerebrovascular Disease
- Volume 4, Part 2: Cardiovascular
& Cerebrovascular Disease
- Volume 5: Homicide, Suicide,
& Unintentional Injuries
- Volume 6: Infant Mortality & Low Birthweight
- Volume 7: Chemical Dependency & Diabetes
- Volume 8: Hispanic Health Issues, Inventory of DHHS Programs,
Survey of Non-Federal Community
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