Office of Minority Health Related Offices

Other Offices of Minority Health

HHS Office of Minority Health

Dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health was created in 1986 and reauthorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The establishment of the Office is often considered one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary’s Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. Through the development of health policies and programs, the HHS Office of Minority Health works to eliminate health disparities.

Offices of Minority Health Within HHS Agencies

When the Affordable Care Act was introduced, it called for the establishment of six offices of minority health within HHS agencies, including the CMS Office of Minority Health. These offices joined forces with the HHS Office of Minority Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to lead and coordinate activities that improve the health of minority populations.

Contacts

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Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D.
Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education and
Priority Populations
540 Gaither Road, Room 2034
Rockville, MD 20850
301-427-1521
Francis.Chesley@ahrq.hhs.gov

Leandris Liburd, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
Mail Stop K-77
4770 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30329
770-488-8200
Leandris.Liburd@cdc.hhs.gov

LaShawn McIver, MD, MPH
Director, Office of Minority Health
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
410-786-6103
LaShawn.McIver@cms.hhs.gov

CAPT Richardae Araojo
Associate Commissioner for Minority Health Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Bldg. 1 Room 4239
Silver Spring, MD 20903
301-796-1152
Richardae.Araojo@fda.hhs.gov

Michelle Allender-Smith, R.N., M.S.
Director, Office of Health Equity
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12-61
Rockville, MD 20857
301-443–2042
mallender@hrsa.gov

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and
Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465
301-402-1366
Eliseo.perez-stable@nih.gov

Larke Nahme Huang, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity
Office of the Administrator
One Choke Cherry Drive, Room 8-1051
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-2014
larke.huang@samhsa.hhs.gov

Other Contacts

Michael Fine, M.D., M.Sc.
Director, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Department of Veterans Affairs
3900 Woodland Avenue, Annex Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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08/26/2020 10:39 AM