Division of Multicultural 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
- Danville Youth Health Equity Leadership Institute
- Va Congregations for Million Hearts
- Va Partners in Prayer & Prevention (P3)
- Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Initiatives (CLAS)
State Office of Minority Health
OHE serves as Virginia’s designated State Office of Minority Health.
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Services Initiative
- Web-Based Resource Guide – CLASActVirginia.org
- Culturally Appropriate Initiatives
- Medical Interpreter’s Collaborative Network
- Navigating Through The U.S. Health Care System For Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrants
- Va Medical Interpreter Database (VMID)