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HHS Office of Minority Health and Establishment of Federal Offices of Minority Health

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health 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. The Office is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority population through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. OMH was reauthorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. For more information on the office, visit http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov.

The Affordable Care Act required the establishment of Offices of Minority Health within HHS’ six agencies. These offices join the existing HHS Office of Minority Health and NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to lead and coordinate activities that improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. These offices include: 
   
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CMS Office of Minority Health
 
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HHS Office of Minority Health
 
   
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Office of Minority Health  
 
   
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)
 
   
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Food and Drug Administration, Office of Minority Health (OMH)
 
 
   
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National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
 
 
   
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion