Online Program

Historical Perspectives on State Programs to Promote Health Equity

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Boyce Cheryl, MS, Health Disparities Collaborative of Ohio, Columbus, OH
Antoniette Holt, MPH, Office of Minority Health, Indiana State Department of Health, Indianapolis, IN

The release of the landmark report, the Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health (commonly known as the Heckler Report) served as a catalyst for state level efforts to promote the elimination of health disparities for racial and ethnic minorities through the creation of State Offices of Minority Health. These state offices served as and continue to remain the primary infrastructure for coordinating state public health department activities related to the health of racial and ethnic minority and other underserved populations. The purpose of today’s presentation is to discuss the importance of these transformative initial responses to the release of the report, and also highlight some of the key activities that facilitated the development of state-level infrastructure to support minority health.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify key activities that supported the development of the current state-level infrastructure for minority health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I served as the Coordinator of the Governor’s Task Force on Minority Health and the Executive Director of Ohio Commission on Minority health. The Commission was the first state agency in the nation established to address the elimination of health disparities for racial/ethnic communities. I chair the board of the Health Disparities Collaborative of Ohio, a statewide advocacy network.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.