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Enhancing Impact on Health Disparities: New Proposals

Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities
Goal management &  resource allocation to address disparities
Accountability
performance measurement
external input

 

Despite some significant successes, we want to make health disparities a much bigger focus for our entire agency
The New CDC Futures Initiative provides an opportunity for CDCs OMHD, its partners, and the rest of CDC to do more, faster, to eliminate health disparities in the United States.
CDCs executive leadership teams examined ideas to strengthen OMHs current efforts and activities. The intent was to place the Office of Minority Health where it can have optimal impact.  CDCs Executive leadership voted to create a new Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities that will continue its long standing focus on minority health while expanding the office to include a focus on disparities in other high risk populations defined by age, gender, geography, race and ethnicity, disability status, SES, and high prevalence of behavioral risks.
   It was felt the office would be best positioned to accelerate health impact for vulnerable populations in the U.S. as a staff office within the Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI) with a unique administrative code and budget allocation account.  Through the goals management process, OMHD is anticipated to have greater influence on resource allocation to address disparities and accountability.