National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities


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National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

 
an institute of the national institutes of health whose mission is to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities between racial and ethnic minorities (and other groups such as the urban and rural poor) and society as a whole. It does this by conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and behavioral research, emerging programs, training, and information dissemination in this area.
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Some notable milestones in the field of health disparities within the United States include the launch of Healthy People 2010 in January 2000, which signaled the commitment of DHHS to the national goal of eliminating health disparities (DHHS 2000); the creation of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities by Congress in November 2000; and the establishment in 2003 of the Trans-HHS Cancer Health Disparities Progress Review Group, which published its call to action, Making Cancer Health Disparities History, in March 2004 (DHHS 2004).
A new National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities has been added to the roster of specialized research centers of the U.S.
The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), a part of the National Institutes of Health, awards a two-year planning grant totaling $600,000 to study obesity-related disparities among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
A five-year, $6.5 million grant from the NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities funds the project.
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