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Minority Health and Health Equity

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


Congregations for Million Hearts®

Virginia's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity supports 100 Congregations for Million Hearts®, a faith-based program designed to help guide church members toward a heart-healthy lifestyle. Through this initiative, we aim to combat two of the leading causes of death in the United States: heart disease and stroke. 


The goal of 100 Congregations for Million Hearts® is to enlist the support of faith-based organizationsto help raise awareness and prevent cardiovascular disease and focus on hypertension control.


Become a Partner

Does your congregation or faith-based organization have a desire to live a heart-healthy life? If so, join 100 Congregations for Million Hearts®! 


To get started or to ask a question about 100 Congregations for Million Hearts®, send an e-mail to

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