The mission of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity is to identify health inequities and their root causes and promote equitable opportunities to be healthy.
The work that this office is engaged in provides some specific examples of how organizations can promote health equity. As our framework for action demonstrates, our mission and vision guide our programmatic work. At the core of this work are data analysis and research that seek to define the distribution of health, disease, and social determinants of health. It also serves to identify local high priority target areas. Our programmatic areas focus on health care, policies that promote health, and empowerment of disadvantaged communities. These priorities advance health equity by promoting access to quality health care, healthy public policy, and healthy and engaged communities. We hope that you too will join us in our efforts to advance health equity for all Virginians.
The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity