Office of Minority Health (OMH) Mission, Guiding Principles & Law
To build New York as the healthiest state by promoting access to quality care, improving health outcomes and ending health inequities among racial and ethnic minorities.
We Carry Out Our Mission By
- Funding projects that increase access (coverage, caretakers, care) to high quality healthcare for racial and ethnic minorities;
- Offering training, communication strategies, and expert advice and consultation on priority minority health topics;
- Continually evaluating progress and readjusting, if necessary;
- Uniting with others to promote a New York State Health Equity Agenda;
- Supporting the NYS Minority Health Council in its role of advising the Commissioner of Health on minority health issues.
OMH Guiding Principles
- Finding solutions to the health concerns of racial and ethnic communities and other vulnerable New Yorkers
- Striving for health equity
- Respecting diversity
- Appreciating cultural differences
- Recognizing the value of health literacy and numeracy, and self-empowerment
- Relationship-building to improve minority health.
Public Health Law (Creating OMH)
- View the Public Health Law creating the OMH
Please use our "How to Contact Minority Health Office" Web page