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The Office of Minority Health was established within the Alabama Department of Public Health by the State Officer in May, 1991. The Office of Minority Health facilitates local and state level partnerships to address health disparities in Alabama. Grant funds through the Federal Office of Minority Health provides support to the state efforts to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities.

Our Mission

  • Improve the health status of minority populations.
  • Improve access to quality health care services for minorities and underserved populations.
  • Promote minority presence and participation in health planning and policy formation.
  • Enhance and promote public awareness of health care needs of minority populations.

The Office of Minority Health, in conjunction with the Minority Health Advisory Commission:

  • Assists community-based organizations identify community resources and potential funding sources.
  • Promotes communication and interaction statewide to learn about health problems and to improve service access.
  • Engages the communities by holding public meetings, community forums and participating in activities.
  • Serves as a liaison to community organizations, other states, national organizations and the federal government.

We encourage you to:

  • participate in the community forums,
  • share your ideas, problems, and solutions,
  • inform others, and
  • take responsibility for your health and the health of your community!

Health Disparities Through the Lifespan

National Partnership for Action Plan to End Health Disparities