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Minority Health Advisory Council (MHAC)

The Minority Health Advisory Council (MHAC) was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1992, via public law HB1340, Part 24, Section 166 (d 130A-33.34-44).

Mission

To promote and advocate for the elimination of health disparities among all racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations in North Carolina.

Mandate

The Council has the following duties and responsibilities to serve racial/ethnic minority communities:

  • Advise and make recommendations to the Governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Identify limitations associated with existing laws, regulations, programs, and services
  • Examine the financing and access to health services
  • Identify and review health promotion and disease prevention strategies
  • Support policies and legislation to improve accessibility and delivery of health services

Members

The 15-member Minority Health Advisory Council (MHAC) (22 KB PDF) consists of legislators, community leaders, and health and human services professionals from across the state.

  • Five members are appointed by the Governor
  • Five members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Five members are appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate

For more information please contact the Office Of Minority Health and Health DisparitiesLisa Hodges at 919-707-5041

MHAC Legislative Priorities 2010-2011

MHAC Meeting Schedule for 2011 (27 KB PDF)

 

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