Office of Equity and Minority Health (OEMH)

  • Color Me Healthy logoMISSION: To provide a persistent and continuing focus on assuring health equity and eliminating health disparities among Michigan's populations of color.

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


    OEMH 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.


    Office of Equity and Minority Health Overview

  • Health Equity Training Logo

    Health Equity Online Training

    MDHHS has launched a new training (Health Equity Online Training) related to health equity and health disparities. This training will help you to better understand health equity and health disparities, factors that contribute to health inequities, populations that are most affected, the impact of health inequities, and how MDHHS employees can improve the health equity for state residents.


  • Systemic Racism: Computer Based Training

    In using this training, you can establish a common language by defining key terms to identify how Michigan/MDHHS produces/perpetuates inequitable outcomes and explain how national -level systems produce inequities and decide how you can take action.

  • Community Conversations Report

Relevant Legislation
Annual Reports/Documents
Minority Health Data Reports
Heritage Months and Special Observances
Resources, Videos, & Other