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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

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Minority Health Liaisons

Contact the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Workgroup with Dawn Arlotta, CDCMinority Health Liaisons (MHLs) from 67 county health departments link local communities with the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to help the Office achieve its goals:

  • Improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities
  • Develop or advance policies, programs and practices
  • Address health, social, economic, environmental and other factors that impact health 

Together, the OMHHE and MHL workgroup develops collaborative partnerships that improve the health of all residents and visitors across Florida. This is done primarily through increasing public awareness of the importance of minority health and partnering initiatives focused on minority health issues statewide. The OMHHE facilitates these partnerships by coordinating with county health departments, central office divisions/bureaus and statewide health champions and providing technical help to the MHLs on minority health issues and health disparities in the state. 

Key Components of the OMHHE-MHL Partnership

  • Share information on minority health and health disparities.
  • Coordinate events, such as Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day, National Minority Health Month, and other nationally recognized observances
  • Promote state and local activities and events to raise awareness of programs and services available to minorities and the underserved populations
  • Help meet the mission of the Department of Health by achieving its primary responsibilities in eliminating health disparities

Contact Information

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