The mission of the Nevada Office of Minority Health is to
improve the quality of health care services for members of minority groups; and
to increase access to health care services; to seek ways to provide education,
and to address, treat and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent
among minority populations.
Program Manager, Nevada Office of Minority Health
Office for Consumer Health Assistance
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 4800
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 486-3587
Fax: (702) 486-3586
The Nevada State Legislature created the Office of
Minority Health with passage of Assembly Bill 580 during the 2005 legislative
session. Included in the bill was the creation of an Advisory Committee,
composed of nine members reflecting the ethnic and geographical diversity of the
The Nevada Office of Minority Health vision is to achieve
optimal levels of health and wellness for ethnic minorities in the state. The
Office is tasked to provide an organized focus serving to:
Identify, assess and
analyze issues related to the health status of minority populations and to
communicate this information where needed.
Develop and coordinate a
state minority health plan, minority needs assessments, service strategies
and minority health data.
Provide reference and
resource information on minority health issues.
Engage internal and
external entities to support initiatives that address specific minority
health needs including targeting health care program resources to meet these
Monitor Department health
programs, policies and procedures for inclusiveness and responsiveness to
minority health needs.
Facilitate the development
and implementation of research and scientific investigations to produce
minority specific findings.