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The Office of Minority Health works to eliminate differences in health status between racial and ethnic minority and non-minority populations by providing leadership and guidance on best ways to address racial and ethnic health disparities and specific health needs of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Mission: To provide leadership to reduce health inequities in minority communities of Columbus and its surrounding areas.

Vision: The office ultimately envisions a society where the opportunity for health equity exists for all persons and ideally, eliminates the social and economic barriers to good health.

Office of Minority Health Core Work Areas:

- Monitor and report the health status of minority population
- Inform, educate and empower people to make choices about their health
- Mobilize community partnerships
- Develop policies and plans to support health efforts


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      OMH Resources

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