The Office of Health Disparity Elimination strives to eliminate unequal access to quality health care in the state through research and education. Whether differences in health care result from income, age, location, special needs or other causes, the Office works to develop private and public partnerships to correct them.
What is health?
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
(World Health Organization)
What are health disparities?
Health disparities refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Health Disparity Areas
The Office of Health Disparity Elimination works across six disparity areas:
Choose one of the areas above to see a comparative chart, or:
Programs and Activities
Resources and Links
Data resources, funding opportunities, organizations, and a comprehensive list of health disparity elimination links.
The Office of Health Disparity Elimination sponsors several important events each year. Watch this area for announcements.
Contact: Contact the Office of Health Disparity Elimination at 601-576-8102.
Our vision is to strive for excellence in government, cultural competence in the carrying out of our mission, and to see local solutions to local problems.