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

HDRMHS 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.

Minority Health Month: Bridging Health Equity Across Communities Interview

Please click on the link above to hear an interview with Sheryl Weir, Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section manager on this year's Minority Health Month initiative ‘Bridging Health Equity Across Communities’.

‘‘Cultural Proficiency: Developing Cultural Competency from the Inside Out’’ Training Registration

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section (HDRMHS) is pleased to offer a Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) workshop entitled ‘Cultural Proficiency: Developing Cultural Competency from the Inside Out’.
 

Relevant Legislation
Relevant Legislation includes the Executive Order, Public Act 653, the biography of Rev. Dr. Murphy and the Minority Health Month Timeline.

Documents/Annual Reports
Documents/Annual Reports includes Michigan Health Equity Roadmap, Public Act 653 health reports, and the Michigan Health Equity Practice Guide.

Minority Health Data Reports
Minority Health Data reports includes the Minority Health BRFS Surveys, Michigan Health Equity Status Report, and the Mortality Rates by Race and Ethnicity Slides.

 

Toolkits 
Included is the Michigan Health Equity Toolkit and the Health LiteracyToolkit (coming soon).

Programs 
Programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section.

Trainings 
"Cultural Proficiency: "Developing Cultual Competency from the Inside Out" and online Health Equity Training

 
 

 
   

HDRMHS Grant Programs

Minority Health Month
Activities conducted in recognition of National Minority Health Month (April)
 
   
The History of Minority Health Month  

CONTACT INFO:
Michigan Department of Community Health
Health Disparities Reduction & Minority Health Section
Sheryl Weir, Section Manager
colormehealthy@michigan.gov or 313.456.4355