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MDHHS announces new dates for community conversations

Office of Equity and Minority Health seeking public comment
on proposed race and ethnicity data collection standards

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Office of Equity and Minority Health (OEMH) is announcing new dates for online community conversations originally scheduled for December to allow Michigan residents to provide feedback on proposed race and ethnicity data collection standards.

A series of community conversations are being hosted online:

  • Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP online.
  • General Public: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4 to 6 p.m. RSVP online.
  • Hispanic or Latino: Thursday, Jan. 18, 4 to 6 p.m. RSVP online.

African American and Middle Eastern North African community conversations were held in October 2023.

To enhance inclusivity and community engagement, MDHHS is also making a public comment form available. This request for public feedback aims to ensure a diverse range of community members can actively participate and share their insights and perspectives.

MDHHS’ OEMH was created in 1988 and is the third oldest minority health office in the United States. Since its inception, OEMH has dedicated its efforts to assuring health equity and eliminating health disparities among Michigan's racial and ethnic populations, including African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Arab and Chaldean Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Hispanics/Latinos.

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