Essay on A Report On The Minority Health Council

1325 Words Nov 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Description of committee
The Minority Health Council is a group of fourteen members who are appointed by the Governor with approval of the New York State Senate from different backgrounds who meet to discuss the most health care issues that affect the lives of racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities (Council of Minority Health, 2016). The Council works with the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention to achieve the goal of equal health and health care for all New Yorkers. Over the past three years, the Council has worked in three main areas: raising awareness about the health of racial, ethnic and other underserved populations, increasing the engagement of local grassroots communities in public health advocacy and research, and increasing the number of racial, ethnic and other underrepresented individuals that work in public (Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention, 2016).
Purpose of the meeting
The main purpose of the meeting held in New York and broadcasted online on November 9, 2016 by the Council in Minority Health, is to advise the commissioner on initiatives to support providers ' efforts to offer culturally competent care and undertake measures to address health disparities based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender expression (Council of Minority Health, 2016).
Key participants
Nilda Soto, Minority health council president and the assistant dean for at Albert Einstein College…

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