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The Office of Minority Health works among some of the most innovative and dedicated organizations you will find within our great state of Delaware. These partners offer resources and services for all ages, cultures, and walks of life. Our partners assist with minorities’ issues related to: HIV/AIDS and STD prevention, chronic illness, reproductive health, maternal-child health, as well as state services, health planning, and disease prevention. Please see our list of partners below for additional information.
Interested groups who want to become a partner listed on our webpages or to update existing information, print and complete the BHE Program Profile Form and send it back to us for processing.
The State of Delaware is committed to excellence in customer service and the most appropriate and efficient health care possible to its residents. To ensure that residents of Delaware, who don’t speak English or have hearing limitations, receive this level of care, the State has contracted with a number of interpreter and translation service providers. These contracts provide the needed bridges to language barriers for all programs within the State of Delaware. For information on the service providers and fees for services, please visit: Interpreter & Translation Service Providers
AIDS Delaware’s mission is to support those with HIV/AIDS in Delaware and to prevent the spread of HIV through comprehensive services, education, and advocacy. AIDS Delaware is the State of Delaware’s first and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO). The agency was founded in 1984 by a group of concerned volunteer activists addressing the needs of the emerging AIDS community in our state. Over the last 25 years, AIDS Delaware has become a professional not-for-profit agency working for the health of the human family. For information, please visit: AIDS Delaware
The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. We are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health. For information, please visit: American Public Health Association
Formed in the summer of 2000 as an outgrowth of the Bethel AME Church’s AIDS Task Force Ministry (Wilmington, Delaware), the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center began its commitment of improving the quality of life of those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Center is located within the office building of Bethel AME Church. Beautiful Gate is known nationally for its ability to create effective programs that meet the needs of their community which has a disproportionately high rate of HIV infection. They pride themselves in utilizing their faith as the fuel to deliver quality and compassionate services. For information, please visit: Beautiful Gate Outreach Center
Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation - The United States has become increasingly diverse in the last century. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately 36 percent of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities. For information, please visit: CDC – Minority Health
Christiana Care Health System is one of the country’s largest health care providers, and is recognized as a major teaching hospital. For information, please visit: Christiana Care Health System
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) is a nonprofit training and consulting organization founded in 1992. Our mission is to serve as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to advance access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. For information, please visit: Cross Cultural Health Care Program
The Delaware Cancer Consortium was originally formed as the Delaware Advisory Council on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in March 2001 to advise the governor and legislature on the causes of cancer incidence and mortality and potential methods for reducing both. For information, please visit: Delaware Cancer Consortium website Healthy Delaware
The mission of the Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium (DHMIC) is to provide statewide leadership and coordination of efforts to prevent infant mortality and to improve the health of women of childbearing age and infants throughout Delaware. For more information, visit: DE Thrives-DHMIC
The Department of Health & Social Services provides a number of services to Delawareans all throughout the state. The State Service Centers can be found in all three counties and provide assistance such as: medical insurance, food and nutrition programs, emergency housing, and home energy assistance. For a full listing of the State Service Centers, please visit: Delaware State Service Centers
Our Mission - To eliminate health disparities by empowering disadvantaged people to make healthier choices. We're good at Mobilizing, Engaging and Motivating disadvantaged populations, not being served through conventional health care methods. As our name suggests, we encourage each person we educate to influence another person to commit to changing an unhealthy behavior, which results in each one, teaching one! For information, please visit: Each 1 Teach 1
The FDA has resources to help minority communities safely use the medicines, foods, and other products the Agency regulates. Whether you are a patient, a student, health professional or caregiver, this website has resources to help you stay informed and stay healthy. For information, please visit: FDA – Minority Health
The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) has long provided leadership in cultural and linguistic competence and in addressing health and mental health disparities and inequities. Through a variety of programs and projects, the GUCCHD has provided the vision, leadership, knowledge, training and technical assistance to increase the capacity of systems and programs serving a broad array of individuals and families to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. GUCCHD has led efforts to infuse cultural and linguistic competence into key human services systems and programs. For more information on this initiative and others, please visit: Georgetown University - Center for Child and Human Development
Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (HJMC) is part of a national network of federally funded Community Health Centers (CHCs) delivering quality, comprehensive health services to America’s medically underserved communities. In an era of escalating health care costs, CHCs like HJMC have been recognized as cost effective and a necessary alternative to emergency room primary healthcare services. HJMC is committed to a multi-cultural approach in delivery of services. We are sensitive to the needs of all our client populations in the community. Providing quality health service, while helping patients to maintain their human dignity, is paramount to us. For information, please visit: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center
Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Kaiser develops and runs its own research, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies. We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, information, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to in depth health policy news coverage. One such project is the Disparities Policy Project, which conducts research and policy analysis to provide greater insight and understanding into health care disparities affecting underserved groups and strategies to promote equity in health care. The program addresses a broad range of dimensions of inequity, including, race and ethnicity, language, income, gender, and location. For information, please visit: Kaiser Family Foundation – Minority Health
El Centro Latino was founded in 1969 by a small group of Puerto Rican migrants seeking to address the immediate needs of members of their community as they adapted to life in a new country, and in most cases, to a new language. For information, please visit: Latin American Community Center
The mission of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL) is to empower people of color to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. The MWUL envisions a community where people, from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences, contribute to and benefit from an alliance that is committed to action-oriented public policy research, and principled advocacy. The MWUL is the voice of equity for those in Delaware who would otherwise not be heard. The MWUL seeks to address the problems of equality and fairness by assuring that those who influence change represent the broader community and understand the economic and social realities facing people of color. For information, please visit: Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
The NIMHD envisions an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives. The mission of NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. For information, please visit: National Institute of Health – Minority Health
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary’s Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. The Office is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. For information, please visit: Office of Minority Health – National
The population of the United States is becoming increasingly diverse. By the year 2050, the majority of the nation’s residents will be minority. Because health care organizations and providers are challenged with responding to the needs of individuals with culturally diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors, a series of workshops will be scheduled for the purpose of building a culturally competent healthcare system in Delaware. Culture influences many aspects of disease, including perception of illness, response to disease and adherence with recommended treatment. Therefore healthcare providers need to be aware of and sensitive to those factors in order to improve patient-provider interaction and healthcare delivery. For information, please email: Social Solutions, LLC.
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