Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Health Disparities Reduction/Minority Health Section (HDRMHS)

Jacquetta Hinton, Health Equity Program Specialist

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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Health Disparities Reduction/Minority Health Section (HDRMHS) formerly the Michigan Department of Community Health provides a persistent and continuing focus on assuring health equity and eliminating health disparities among Michigan’s population of color, specifically among the following communities:

  • African Americans
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Arab and Chaldean Americans
  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Hispanics/Latinos

HDRMHS major activities are:

  • To support and initiate programs, policies, and applied research to address social determinants of health that contribute to health inequities for racial and ethnic minority populations in Michigan;
  • To collaborate in the development of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services prevention, health service delivery, and research strategies in an effort to improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations in Michigan; and,
  • To facilitate implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate health services throughout the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Research Interests Include:

  • Health equity
  • Health literacy
  • Health in all Policies
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Violence prevention

Website | Email | Phone: 313-456-4414

Research Areas: African-American/Black PopulationsNative, Indigenous, & Tribal PopulationsLatinx PopulationsSocial Determinants of HealthHealth EquityHealth PolicyHealth CommunicationViolence Prevention

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