Priorties & Projects
- Cultural and Linguistic Competence: Address cultural and linguistic barriers to accessing all health services resulting in improved systems that are both culturally and linguistically competent.
- National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care Source (pdf*) (new window): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OPHS, Office of Health Equity
- Data Collection: Enhance data systems and improve the collection of racial and ethnic data in order to better understand and identify existing health disparities.
- Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity Source :(new window) Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
- Partnerships and Collaboration: Service to inform, advise, and assist in prioritizing actions to efficiently and effectively address racial and ethnic health disparities.
- Cultural & Linguistics
- Project LAUNCH (Collaboration & Partnership) - Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) is a grant program of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which seeks to promote the wellness of young children birth to age eight. Using a public health approach, Project LAUNCH focuses on improving the systems that serve young children and address their physical, emotional, social, cognitive and behavioral growth.
- Refugee Health
- United Somali Women of Maine
- WIC (Women, Infants and Children) - The Maine Office of Health Equity worked and continues to work to ensure that WIC’s programming includes elements to provide better quality to minorities who access their program.
- Wabonahki Tribal Health Assessment (pdf*)
- World Health Leaders