About Minority health Access & Promotions
Mission and Purpose
DHH and the Minority Health Affairs Commission established
the Bureau of Minority Health Access in 1999 to serve as an infrastructure for addressing public health issues related to minority populations. The bureau mainly serves five populations:
The bureau facilitates collection, analysis, dissemination and access to information concerning minority health issues; addresses or eliminates health disparities for the underserved, under-represented populations in Louisiana by using multi-cultural and culturally-competent approaches to enhance the ways in which health services are designed and delivered; and builds the capacity of national, state and local government to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate high-quality cultural competence strategies for all domains of public health, including policy, funding and programs.