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The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHHD) was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1992, via public law HB1340, Part 24, Section 165.

Health Disparities Defined


All North Carolinians will enjoy good health regardless of race/ethnicity, disability or socioeconomic status.


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

Major Focus Areas

Research and Data:

Improving the quality and availability of health information, data collection and analysis.

Culture and Language:

Providing cultural diversity and interpreter training to health and human services professionals and advocating for language services.

Policy and Legislation:

Supporting policies and legislation that improve the health and well-being of all North Carolinians.

Partnership Development :

Collaborating with others to improve minority health programs and services.

Advocacy :

Disseminating information to increase awareness of minority health and health disparities.


For more information, please contact the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities.