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Office of Minority Health and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Contact Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852

1-800-444-6472 (Voice - Toll-free), Information & Referral
240-453-2882 (Voice), Office of the Director
240-453-2883 (FAX), Office of the Director

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The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. OMH's primary responsibility is to improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities by developing or advancing policies, programs, and practices that address health, social, economic, environmental and other factors which impact health. OMH is committed to culturally and linguistically competent systems that will ensure the needs of minority communities are integrated and addressed within health-related programs across the nation. OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.



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The OMH Resource Center is a one stop shop for minority health literature, research, and referrals. The center also provides technical assistance to community organizations on HIV/AIDS. Call toll free 1-800-444-6472, to speak with bilingual (English/Spanish) information specialists, or visit


Date Entered: 8/1/1997
Date Edited: 3/28/2013
Date Revised: 3/13/2012
Health Referral Number: HR2308
Accession Number: DP91A1002

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