Division of Multicultural Health
OHE serves as the State Office of Minority Health. The office develops programs and partnerships to empower racial and ethnic minority communities to promote awareness of health inequities.
Goal: 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 works with stakeholders to identify approaches to eliminate health inequities through a focus on social determinants of health as a key strategy to eliminate health inequities that exist by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, geography, gender, immigrant status and other social classifications.
There are five U.S. Census recognized racial and ethnic minority populations in Virginia:
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- American Indian and Alaskan Native
- People of two or more races
State Office of Minority Health
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Services Intiative
- Web-Based Resource Guide – CLASActVirginia.org
- Culturally Appropriate Public Health Training Series
- Medical Interpreter’s Collaborative Network
- Navigating the U.S. Health Care System