Has several sections dealing with information on substance abuse in minority groups: African-Americans, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, American Indians/Native Alaskans, and Hispanic/Latinos. Most of the information focuses on the research that is known about substance abuse in the minority populations.
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Office of Minority Health provides leadership agencywide for programs and activities which address the special health needs of racial/ethnic minorities to eliminate disparities, while improving health status.
Minority health is a research priority at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The individual NIH institutes, centers, and divisions continue to initiate research programs designed to mitigate or end diseases and disabilities disproportionately affecting minorities.
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 1985. The office advises the Secretary and the Office of Public Health and Science on public health policies and programs affecting American Indian and Alaska Native, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic populations. OMH's goal is to promote improved health among these racial and ethnic minority populations.