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OMH Funds Disparities Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants and cooperative agreements for demonstration projects aimed at eliminating health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Recipients include states, territories, national and community organizations, organizations serving tribes, and post-secondary educational institutions.

"We're living in extraordinary times with many opportunities to improve the nation's health and ultimately achieve health equity," said Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh. "These grants will provide much needed support for a variety of programs that will improve health outcomes among racial and ethnic minorities."

The funds come from five different programs:

•$5.9 million was awarded for the State Partnership Program to Improve Minority Health for strategic partnerships with state offices of minority health.

•$3.8 million was awarded for the Partnerships Active in Communities to Achieve Health Equity program to establish community-based networks.

•Nearly $2.8 million was awarded to address gaps in healthcare, social, and supportive services for high-risk minority families living with HIV/AIDS or at risk for HIV infection, who are in transition from incarceration, domestic violence, and/or substance abuse treatment.

•More than $2.4 million was awarded to the National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Program to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations among Federal agencies and national organizations to improve access to care for targeted racial and ethnic minority populations.

•$1.15 million was awarded for the Minority Community HIV/AIDS Partnership: Preventing Risky Behaviors among Minority College Students program to demonstrate the effectiveness of partnerships in improving the health status, relative to HIV/AIDS, of young adults.


For a full list of grantees visit: <a href="minorityhealth.hhs.gov">minorityhealth.hhs.gov</a>

  

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