Maryland Office o​f Minority Health and Health Disparities​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities' mission is to address ​the social determinants of health and eliminate health disparities by leveraging the Department’s resources, providing health equity consultation, impacting external communications, guiding policy decisions and influencing strategic direction on behalf of the Secretary of Health.

The Office's vision is to achieve health equity where all individuals and communities have the opportunity and access to achieve and maintain good health.  ​
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​   MHHD Program Highlight

St. Mary's Asthma Control Program​

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MHHD provides funding to the St. Mary's County Health Department in to provide services to children 2-18 years old diagnosed with asthma. The program focuses on minority groups living in Lexington Park and Great Mills and provides home-based, multi-trigger, multi-component interventions with an environmental focus to decrease numbers of missed days of school, steroid courses and hospital visits due to asthma.

Updated (June 2018) - Introduction to National CLAS Standards Presentation​ (part of the Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards Training Toolkits)

2017 Annual Report on Homelessness ​ (Maryland's Interagency Council on Homelessness)  ​

Maryland Access Point​, Maryland's "one stop shop" for consumers, caregivers, and professionals for health and support services