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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.
Minority Health and Health Equity
Health Equity: is attainment of the highest level of health for all people.
Note: This definition is taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease
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Grant Awards Posted!
The Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities “Closing the Gap” (CTG) grant awards were posted on April 21, 2021. To see the list of grantees, please click here : RFA20-005 Award Notice
If you want to be added to the OMHHE Distribution List to receive the latest information, please click here.
The OMHHE was established by the Legislature (section 20.43 (9), Florida Statutes) to administer the Closing the Gap (CTG) grant program (section 381.7356, Florida Statutes). Led by Senior Health Equity Officer, Owen Quinonez, MD, and a brilliant team, the Office evaluates and awards grants, determines best practices and maximizes the benefits of grants to achieve health equity.
Stay up-to-date: National Office of Minority Health Weekly Resources
Health Equity Initiatives
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If you are looking for Closing the Gap Grant Opportunities go to the Closing the Gap webpage at www.floridahealth.gov