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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 and Health Equity

Contact the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

  •  850-245-4941



    Mailing Address

    Office of Minority Health and Health Equity 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A25 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1746 

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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 

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About us

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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For information on COVID-19 visit

If you are looking for Closing the Gap Grant Opportunities go to the Closing the Gap webpage at

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