One in four deaths in the United States is attributable to cancer, and one in three Americans will eventually develop some form of cancer. But the burden of cancer is too often greater for the poor, ethnic minorities, and the uninsured than for the general population. Learn more about these disparities on this web page.
The CCHCP addresses broad cultural issues that impact the health of individuals and families in ethnic minority communities with respect to interpreters and adhering to CLAS standards. The Resource Guides section under the Resource Center tab has very good web links to information about cultural competence, health disparities, language access, medical interpreter services and CLAS standards.
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.