Health equity for all Virginians.
Our mission is to identify health inequities and their root causes and promote equitable opportunities to be healthy.
Office priority areas:
Analyze data to characterize inequities in health and healthcare, their geographic distribution (e.g. neighborhood, rural, inner city), and their association with social determinants of health; and identify high priority target areas.
Promote equitable access to quality health care and providers.
Empower communities to promote health equity.
Influence health, healthcare, and public policy in order to promote health equity (“health equity in all policies”).
Enhance the capacity of public health and our partners to promote health equity.
OMHHE seeks to achieve its vision by addressing those social and economic policies and practices that create barriers to health. In this, OMHHE will be a policy change agent, recognized proven leader, effective proactive partner and responsive comprehensive resource. OMHHE will work to increase and sustain funding, foster community empowerment, utilize accurate data, and educate and communicate effectively with various stakeholders.
Shared core values assist OMHHHE in effectively achieving our vision, mission and practical vision. These values guide our decisions, mold our practices and direct our activities.
Respect: The recognition of worth, quality and importance. In this, we:
Integrity: A firm commitment to a standard of moral principles. In this, we:
Excellence: To surpass mediocrity. In this, we: