Minority Health in the United States: Why Organization Matters
University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy; Center For Disease Control and Prevention
Andrew B. Whitford
University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy
The Journal of Law in Society. 8(2):105-120.
Substantial attention has turned to the elimination of racial health disparities, the role of race in health care provision, and the socioeconomic determinants of public health outcomes in the United States. We shift the focus to the organizational structure of minority health resources and advocacy at the federal level in the United States. We compare and contrast the two agencies most responsible for this issue area: the Office for Civil Rights and the Office of Minority Health. Our purpose is to evaluate their ability to coordinate efforts with other organizations and agencies in the pursuit of eliminating health disparities.
Keywords: Minority health, organizational structure, public agencies
JEL Classification: I18, D73, J78
Date posted: December 1, 2005 ; Last revised: January 20, 2015