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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

Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D.
Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
540 Gaither Road, Room 2034
Rockville, MD 20850 

Cara V. James, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Minority Health
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244 

Michelle Allender-Smith, R.N., M.S.
Director, Office of Health Equity
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12-61
Rockville, MD 20857 

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 

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 

Jonca Bull, M.D.
Director, Office of Minority Health
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Building 32, Room 2329
Silver Spring, MD 20903 

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 

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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