Advisory Committee on Minority Health

The Advisory Committee on Minority Health advises the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health on ways to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations, and on the development of goals and program activities within the Office of Minority Health.

Establishment of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health was mandated by statutes of the Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998, P.L. 105-392, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).

Advisory Committee on Minority Health voting members are appointed by the Secretary from among individuals who are not officers or employees of the federal government and who have expertise regarding issues of minority health. The racial and ethnic minority groups are equally represented in the committee membership.

The Advisory Committee charter stipulates that the committee will meet, at a minimum, two times each calendar year, depending upon the availability of funds. Meetings are open to the public, except as determined by the Secretary or designee, in keeping with the guidelines under Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c).


Opioid Crisis: Recommendations for Creating a Culturally Sensitive System of Care [PDF | 82KB]

Advisory Committee's Recommendation Report on Opioid Crisis: Data-Related Strategies for Special Populations to Improve Health Equity and Prevent Opioid Addiction and Overdose

Sustaining and Advancing the Healthcare Safety Net: Ensuring that the Healthcare Safety Net Is Not Left Behind Recommendation Report – September 2013 [PDF | 245KB]

Addressing Health Disparities of Children of Color in Foster Care – August 2013 [PDF | 169KB]

Assuring the Full Participation of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Health Insurance Exchanges: Recommendations for Outreach and Enrollment – January 2013 [PDF | 146KB]

Report: Reflecting America's Population: Diversifying a Competent Health Care Workforce for the 21st Century – September 2011 [PDF | 271KB]

Advisory Committee's Recommendation Report on Assuring Health Equity for Minority Persons with Disabilities – July 2011 [PDF | 2.2 MB]

Advisory Committee's Recommendation Report – March 2010 [PDF | 261 KB]

Advisory Committee Reports on Health Reform - July 2009 [PDF | 848 KB]