Hispanic Health News
Office of Minority Health Awards $16.2 Million to Help Eliminate Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants for projects aimed at eliminating health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Recipients include national and community organizations.
The funds will be allotted to 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 to establish disease management and preventive health activities; and help address issues deterring minorities from accessing health care.
• 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.
• More than $2.4 million was awarded to the National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Program to improve access to care for minority populations.
• $1.15 million was awarded for the Minority Community HIV/AIDS Partnership: Preventing Risky Behaviors among Minority College Students program.