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HHS - 5301 - Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Minority HealthAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number5301
Original Establishment Date11/13/1998Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date9/17/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter9/17/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixCAPT
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Samuel
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Wu
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPharm.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 105-392Designated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 453-6173
Effective Date Of Authority*9/11/1999Designated Federal Officer Fax*(240) 453-2883
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee gathers and receives information from a variety of sources including expert and public testimony, reports, and other current literature and their own areas of expertise.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee is composed of outstanding authorities in the field of minority health, public health, administration, health professions, policy, financing, and research. The twelve members represent the health interests of the following racial and ethnic minority groups: Blacks/African Americans; Hispanic/Latino Americans; Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, or other Pacific Islanders; and American Indians/Alaska Natives.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee is authorized to meet two times each fiscal year, depending upon the availability of funds. The Committee members discuss issues relevant to improving minority health and health disparities as mandated by the authorizing legislation.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Establishment of the Advisory Committee on Minority is mandated under Section 201 of Public Law 105-392. The Advisory Committee on Minority Health was established by the Secretary on September 17, 1999, to advise and make recommendations on the development of goals and specific program activities designed to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations.The disparities in the burden of death and illness experienced by Blacks/African Americans; Hispanic/Latino Americans; Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, or Pacific Islanders; and American Indians/Alaska Natives, as compared to the U.S. population as a whole persist and in many areas continue to widen. The ACMH serves as an important advisory tool that is utilized by the Department. The advice and recommendations made by the Committee assist with development of departmental efforts to eliminate health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksNo meetings were held during FY 2022 as the Committee was working on filling the vacancies and did not have a balanced representation. The vacancies should be filled in first second quarter of CY 2023.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*98Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were six recommendations from the meeting in FY 2020 on preventive services utilization. These recommendations were approved in FY 2021 and are reflected in the total number of recommendations at 98.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentZero recommendations were fully implemented during FY 2021 due to resource limitations or need of coordinated actions by other HHS divisions. However, they will continued to be evaluated for implementation as resources become available.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.12%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentA few of the recommendations from the ending HIV epidemic and preventive services utilization were used to develop projects and/or incorporated into other OMH initiatives.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The DFO communicates with the ACMH Chair. This information is provided to the other members and the public at full committee meetings. Information about Committee-related matters also can be obtained on the OMH/Advisory Committee website, which is managed by the OMH Division of Information and Education (DIE).Narrative Description*Despite modest improvements in minority health in recent years, several health conditions and health service areas continue to be stagnant or have a wider gap of disparity among the racial and ethnic (r/e) minorities. The Office of Minority Health strives to improve the health of r/e minority populations where disparities exist through the development of health policies, goals, and programs that will implement collaborative strategies and also promote the National CLAS Standards. ACMH's charge is to provide guidance to the Deputy Assistance Secretary for Minority Health on the development of policies, programs and practices that help to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in selected areas identified by the HHS Secretary, ASH and OMH and develop actionable recommendations for OASH and other HHS agencies striving for equitable health. ACMH's actionable recommendations often include culturally appropriate program activities, such as, but not limited to, supporting research, evaluation, and strengthening elements and reaching hard-to-reach populations with improved sub-population health data collection and analysis, for improving the health of r/e minority groups.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$14,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$10,100.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$22,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$105,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$3,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$50,000.00
Total Costs$10,100.00Est. Total Next FY*$194,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/30/2022 11:05 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.05Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Civil Rights
Native Americans
Health Care
Medical Education
Public Health
Workforce and Occupations


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040390Advisory Committee on Minority Health2021
 COM-038668Advisory Committee on Minority Health2020
 COM-036538Advisory Committee on Minority Health2019
 COM-034750Advisory Committee on Minority Health2018
 COM-002023Advisory Committee on Minority Health2017
 COM-002547Advisory Committee on Minority Health2016
 COM-003764Advisory Committee on Minority Health2015
 COM-004540Advisory Committee on Minority Health2014
 COM-006145Advisory Committee on Minority Health2013
 COM-006923Advisory Committee on Minority Health2012
 COM-008410Advisory Committee on Minority Health2011
 COM-008748Advisory Committee on Minority Health2010
 COM-010055Advisory Committee on Minority Health2009
 COM-010690Advisory Committee on Minority Health2008
 COM-012176Advisory Committee on Minority Health2007
 COM-012523Advisory Committee on Minority Health2006
 COM-013729Advisory Committee on Minority Health2005
 COM-014795Advisory Committee on Minority Health2004
 COM-015962Advisory Committee on Minority Health2003
 COM-016571Advisory Committee on Minority Health2002
 COM-017647Advisory Committee on Minority Health2001
 COM-018352Advisory Committee on Minority Health2000
 COM-019880Advisory Committee on Minority Health1999