The Division of Multicultural Health and Community Engagement (DMHCE) primary goal is to permanently change the conditions that produce differential health outcomes that will, over time, have a greater effect than traditional interventions.
The Division of Multicultural Health and Community Engagement (DMHCE) works with stakeholders to identify approaches to eliminate health inequities through a focus on social determinants of health, in addition to more traditional health promotion, as key strategies to eliminate health inequities that exist by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, geography, gender, immigrant status and other social classifications.
Therefore, questions exploring health are reframed to allow for a greater understanding of root causes. For example:
How can we promote healthy behavior?
Health Equity: How can we target dangerous conditions and reorganize land use and transportation policies to ensure healthy spaces and places?
How can we reduce disparities in the distribution of disease and illness?
Health Equity: How can we eliminate inequities in the distribution of resources and power that shape health outcomes?
The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity explains health inequities and what you can do to eliminate them.